How can I stop blushing?
January 24, 2013 8:25 AM Subscribe
I blush easily, but I'm not aware that it's happening. I used be nervous in social situations, but my mind isn't anymore, though apparently my body still is. For example: the professor mentioned my name in class today as part of a hypothetical. I didn't feel nervous or anxious at all, but he commented about how red I turned. Had he not said anything, I would have been totally unaware that I was blushing.
posted by helloimjohnnycash to human relations (16 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
This has happened in other situations where people make a comment about how uncomfortable I must be because my face has turned red. I don't feel uncomfortable, and I'm not even aware that it's happening. I feel totally at ease, but my face gives people another impression.
So, what can I do to stop myself from blushing? Failing that, what can I say to people in situations where they think I'm nervous or uncomfortable when I really feel fine.