Today, many people live with the fear of making a fool of themselves . And it is that, even the most self-confident people at a certain point in their lives have had a panic to look bad in front of other people or not to be up to the task in a certain circumstance. Be that as it may, it is important to know how to manage these fears and insecurities that may arise and try to make them appear as little as possible since the only thing they cause is that things go worse . That is, the more nervous and insecure people are when it comes to doing something, the worse things usually turn out. However, if you do them with confidence and temperance, the results are usually better.

In short, it is important to put aside the fear of ridicule and jump in, thus ensuring that you make the most of any situation that arises in life and giving the best of yourself. However, there are a series of tips that can be of great help for those people in whom this fear usually appears repeatedly:

    • Perfection does not exist: It is essential to be clear that nothing and nobody is perfect and that everyone has faults and mistakes. In fact, it is very likely that no one has made a certain fool of themselves at some point in their life. Therefore, it is important to take this into account to understand that things have the importance that one wants to give them and that situations must be normalized to clearly see the level of relevance they have. For example, who has not ever tripped?
    • Work on your sense of humor: Knowing how to laugh at yourself is probably one of the most important things someone can put into practice. It’s about taking life with a little common sense and being the first to laugh at that embarrassing situation. In fact, there are many people who think that the ridicule that is made is not so much in the situation that has occurred as in the response that person has had to that situation. In other words, if someone goes blank during an important speech and instead of getting nervous and leaving the stage decides to deal with humorthe situation and knowing how to redirect it, will win over the public in a great way. On the other hand, if he runs away or is embarrassed by such a fact, he will show his most insecure part and will leave much to be desired for those who are watching him.
    • Go little by little: It is perfectly understandable that those people who suffer from the fear of making a fool of themselves need to go little by little to lose it. In fact, to be able to fully combat these fears, it is recommended to start with specific and small things. For example, before speaking in front of hundreds of people, it would be good if you dared to speak in front of ten. That is, it is about setting challenges that allow you to gain ease and open up, leaving aside your fear and insecurity. Little by little you will see the progress thanks to these tips and you will make this fear of ridicule only a memory of the past.
    • Accepting yourself: Sometimes people are afraid of making a fool of themselves because they idealize other people or situations, in such a way that they feel small in circumstances that are too great. First of all, it is important to accept yourself and not seek to give an image that does not correspond to reality. This will not only make it difficult to achieve success but it will also not provide happiness , which is fundamental for anyone. To achieve this, it is recommended in turn to eliminate all established prejudices that appear in the person’s mind. Nobody is obliged to please anybody. If something is good, people will know how to see it and appreciate it without the need for any other type of action.
  • Overcoming the past: There are many people who claim to be afraid of making a fool of themselves because of certain situations that they have experienced in their life and have made them feel ashamed and embarrassed. It is important to deal with these past traumas and naturalize those circumstances to prevent them from holding anyone back from living their present freely and without fear of any kind. In fact, it is good to see the mistakes of the past to be able to learn from them and not repeat them again or at least, work so that they do not happen again.

In conclusion, there are many tips that exist to be able to lose the fear of making a fool of yourself. The important thing is to go little by little putting them into practice and above all, ask for help if you feel it is needed. Many people have gone through similar situations and everything can be overcome. It will only be necessary to have initiative and desire to do it, as well as to rely on a series of tips that will be key to reaching the final goal.  

Elle Mcdonald

I am Elle Mcdonald Specializations in Psychology . Graduated in psychology from the University of Tennessee in 2000. Diploma of Advanced Studies in the Department of Personality, Evaluation and psychological treatments with excellent results.

First Level of Master in Clinical Psychology at the Center for Behavioral Therapists (recognized with a scientific-professional nature by the College of Psychologists)

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