psychology personal exploration #2
I realized the campus center was too crowded, so I started to walk near the library where there was less foot traffic. This norm was strange and awkward at first because after a while people would stop and ask me if I was ok. Also at times when I first started doing it, I naturally would walk a little slower or faster to go at a different pace. I assumed this natural responsive behavior was caused by the nature of my habits or conformities to the norm. However, after awhile I got used to it and it started becoming funny. At the beginning when people asked me if I was ok, I did have to justify my behavior saying it was for my psychology class. The reason why I did this was because I felt really awkward when confronted and did not want to come off as a creep. I think I felt awkward because walking next to people at the same pace for a while in a narrow sidewalk is not normal.