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Socially naive


Sometimes a person may appear very naive in social situations. They may respond with strange patterns, be too friendly or too remote. This may make them hard or even stressful to communicate with.


Social awkwardness is often a symptom of autism. People with autism have difficulty internalizing social norms and have to learn how to interact with people by rote.


The key strategy here is patience and understanding. A person struggling with social interactions are not trying to be difficult. 

They may be confused by the situation and stressed out by the unfamiliar. Understanding does not make this any easier to deal with and it is therefore important that you remind yourself about the causes.