Today is tacky day at our office. It’s a fun way to spread cheer and build comradery, but it’s not just fun and games. Everyone should learn to be tacky. Being tacky is a subtle art form. An inside joke with yourself. The goal is to make other people feel embarrassed for you. Draw attention to your insecurities and flaunt them. Are those yoga pants or pajama pants? Are you aware that the top three buttons on your shirt are open?
The idea of the exercise is to learn to project confidence even when you are not feeling confident. Identify your insecurities and own them. Focus on your goals for the day and make sure you achieve them and let other people feel embarrassed for you. They might laugh, but that’s not the primary objective. You are trying to make them feel uncomfortable.
Be careful not to push the gag over the edge. When people become aware of the prank, you become another one of the clowns and be subtle and being tacky is not the same thing as being silly. Being tacky can sometimes be unintentional, but this activity is a deliberate act. For example, you could use run-on sentences and bad punctuation in a blog post about being tacky. If you have ever looked at someone and wished you had their charisma, you should consider practicing the subtle art of being tacky.