It was a weighty subject, so occasionally she would inject a sarcastic comment about her own upbringing to lighten the mood.
When she collected her professor evaluations at the end of the year, she was startled by one comment in particular:“She’s not funny,” the student wrote.
What also helps is improving your own confidence and social skills.
You then see these people as closer to your level, rather than them being on a pedestal and you feeling you're a walking example of lame, awkward unworthiness that's lucky to even be talking to them. If you know someone is mean-spirited or gossipy you're going to be on guard around them.
Though sometimes we mistakenly think that everyone who dresses or acts a certain way is going to look down on us.
A few years ago, Laura Mickes was teaching her regular undergraduate class on childhood psychological disorders at the University of California, San Diego.
The drugs are more effective on fat people because of the juices in their stomachs.