How to Get Out of an Awkward Situation


Sometimes it can be extremely difficult to escape an awkward situation. But awkward situations are an inevitable part of all our lives. So if you get stuck in an awkward situation, here are some tips to help you out.

1. Identify the situation

First of all, identify the situation and then think of all possible ways to escape it. If you’re heading for trouble, just think of the best way to avoid it. Remember that making excuses is one of the most effective ways to get out of an awkward situation.

2. Don’t make it obvious

Don’t allow the other person to guess that you’re faking an excuse. When you are trying to make your excuse, act and look genuine. When you sound realistic, it is easier for you to get out of any awkward situation.

3. Change the topic

Sometimes conversations can be awkward as well. To get out of such situation, just change the topic. For example, talk about common things like weather just to avoid the topic that makes you feel awkward. Be sure to do it in a smart way without forced efforts.

4. Pretend to be ill

If you want to get out of the situation pretend to be ill. This is a great and instant way to ignore someone you don’t like. But if you pretend to be ill, act and look genuine. For instance, sneeze or cough. If the person seems to be concerned, tell them that your family member or friend is at home to look after you.

5. Fake a call from your phone

One of the best ways to get out of any awkward situation is to use your phone. Fake a call from your cell phone to make an excuse and avoid the awkward situation. There’s an app ‘fake a call’ on iPhone, which can really help you to get out of any awkward situation. Text messages can help too.

Hope these tips will help you to get out of any awkward situation. Just make sure you never use the same excuse twice. Do you have any other tips? Share them, please.