In our Final Note for Friday, May 16, I've flashed back to my teenage self: those awkward days when we felt we could do nothing right and mortification lurked at every turn, complete disgrace only a heartbeat away. For me, anyway.
Researchers apparently found the exact age when we're most likely to be embarrassed. "Peak embarrassed," they call it.
17. 2 years of age is that peak point when you're more likely to feel embarrassed by your own actions, according to a 2013 study in the journal Psychological Science.
And that's probably good news for adults, or at least anyone over the age of 17.2 years.