Why is it that some people just have such an easy time slipping in and out of social situations and conversations while many others suffer from a kind of retardation? Shy, uncomfortable, foot in mouth, say all the wrong things at parties, hard to keep partners, brutish, a bore? Are social graces not taught anymore, anywhere? Seems like a key element for happiness, if you aren't a hermit by choice. I find women in general to be much better socially than men. Why is that? Even on this board it seems. Do people eventually grow out of social retardation? How do you shed that affliction. Anyways just interested to hear some of your thoughts on this.