You must engage in frequent overcompensation to master it.
My friend Kristin and I talk about being overcompensators quite often, as we are both second generation OVCers and card carrying members of the club.
When you feel uncomfortable about another person's behavior
If you have bad service at at restaurant and your dinner partner tips little or nothing, you, as the classic OVCer, will constantly tell the waitress that she is doing an amazing job and eat the coldest burger on the planet citing - it's fine! Plus you will leave an obscene tip - like 90%...and a smiley face on the receipt. Looks like I will never dine at that place again.
When you feel stupid about what you just said
I stopped at McDonald's to order
When you feel stupid about what you just did
After dinner, TNT and I were taking a walk in the neighborhood. I saw a friend way down the street and waved and also YELLED HELLO, as in SCREAMED to reach someone three blocks away. You will find that you have to OVC often when you have a loud booming voice. So the 16 year old boy that was about 20 feet away from me, jumped and said, "Oh, uh, hi (?)...." So OVCed and I said, "Oh hi, I just loooove your yard." Come on, The yard? Like he cares about the yard. I have obviously changed my after dinner walk route.