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This wonderful word, disconcertion, describes a very specific form of social discomfiture when one experiences a sense of inadequacy. Often, disconcertion is an experience that occurs before anything tangible or concrete has ever occurred. Disconcertion can have a chilling effect on a person, causing that person to refrain from some action or activity for which that person has concluded they might not have the skilled, or the standing or stature, to engage in.