Ways to Overcome Embarrassment
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Excessive grooming and time spent in front of the mirror examining perceived flaws are symptoms of body dysmorphic disorder.

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Nobody's perfect. Nearly everyone looks in the mirror and wishes something were just a bit different -- a smaller waist, more slender ankles, fuller hair. But for some people, this self consciousness causes extreme insecurity. A state of constant embarrassment and fear of others' judgment about perceived physical flaws can prevent a person from having normal, spontaneous conversations. She might withdraw from social situations and avoid intimacy. She avoids eye contact, slouches and looks at the floor rather than meeting people's eyes and standing tall. Embarrassment cancels out confidence, and this can negatively impact a career and stunt relationships. How can this embarrassment be overcome?