Trope of the Week: Clumsy Girl

More Tropes of the Week from Paige!

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She seems like the perfect girl. She’s cute, funny, and sweet. But her deep, dark flaw? She’s totally clumsy! This girl trips over her own two feet constantly, but luckily no one ever gets hurt. After nearly knocking you over on her way to work, she helps you pick up your papers and apologizes with a small smile. See? This girl’s not perfect. After all, she’s a klutz.

Why this can be bad: The problem with this trope is not in regards to the clumsiness itself, really. For those of us who are legitimately clumsy, we know that this is a character trait that results in many broken electronics, twisted ankles, and crying at your own inadequacy. I dropped my phone as I was walking out of the store I bought it from, got my other phone run over by a go-kart, and have somehow avoided grievous bodily harm despite…

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