How do I stop cringe attacks?

To prevent so-called “cringe attacks,” try focusing on the non-emotional details of the memory. A 2015 study cited in Melissa Dahl’s “Cringeworthy” suggests this strategy can help take your mind off unwanted emotions.

What does cringe mean slang?

1 : to feel disgust or embarrassment and often to show this feeling by a movement of your face or body Many English teachers cringe when their students use the word “ain’t.” I always cringe when I hear that song.