Let’s be honest. We all have been in an embarrassing situation that made us want to bury our head deep in the ground like an ostrich. Such moments make even the best social, extroverted persons lose their focus and makes them waver as long as its effects are on.
This can be avoided by following few steps and being disciplined during the down time.
Learn to appreciate the exact moment.
It is imperative that a person learns something from each and every moment of his life; whether positive or negative. You can help yourself feel better in such situation, if you can genuinely believe that you have learned or gained something positive from it.
Stop Blaming yourself
When something wrong happens, it is natural (for most) to blame ourselves for the outcome. Especially, if the embarrassment is due to rejection. Be it when asking for favour, date or a job. Make a list of negative thoughts that you get when you undergo such feelings and try to counter-argue with it to negate it.
Stop being defensive
Defensiveness is a sign that you have lost the battle. Unless very necessary, it is best to avoid it as it breeds negative emotions. It also shows that you are being indifferent to the matter even though you might be at fault.
Remember you are not the center of the world
People often misjudge their importance in others’ eyes. They usually overestimate how much attention other people are giving them. Always remember that while you might be in the spotlight during embarrassing moments, it will not stay over you for long unless you try to call it upon yourselves. (Streisand effect )
Learn to accept NO as an answer
Most people feel embarrassed if anyone replies in negative to their requests even though most wont consider it as an embarrassing situation. Accept the fact that not everyone would agree with you.
Try to get feed back
Many times such situation arises because of mis-communications. Feedback can help you correct your mistake.
Each of the above points may or may not be applicable all the time. However, it is important that you apply your sense correctly to come out from such situations unscathed.