Embarrassment is never fun, but it serves an important function for us. We’ve got to have some kind of system to figure out how to do what is best for us, and cringing at other people can help show us the way sometimes. While arguably, we know better than to do many of the things than some of the most cringeworthy people out there are capable of, it’s still worthwhile making the pause to consider it. We could all be a few missteps away from doing something equally bad that we will turn out to regret. However, in the meantime we’ve got a list like this to keep steering us onto the right path. These are not examples that we would want to emulate, even when the going gets rough. Not everyone who cringes is irredeemable, but everyone who is irredeemable is cringe. Let’s just hope most people fall into the first category.