What having strong emotional intelligence displays, are certain attributes for those who are socially skilled. What most feel and display however is they have no idea how to act in certain social situations. They feel aloof, and their erratic awkwardness shows it.
So they think they’re doomed to a life of nerdiness. That their social graces, they wanting to fit in with the cool kids will never happen.
Regardless of how fragile your social skills may be, all it takes are making just a few minor adjustments in behavior.