Holden runs away from school after being kicked out, just like he runs away from his problems. When Holden arrives in New York, most of time is spent in bars drinking, trying to to get girls, and smoking. Like when he gets really drunk after Carl Luce, and older friend from a different high school, leave the bar upset over Holden's childish questions about sex. Or when he buys a prostitute named Sunny, but doesn't have sex with her. This was his way of blocking out everything, getting kicked out of yet another school, his brother Allie's death, just everything and anything. It's his way of escape. But, at the end of the novel, he accepts it. He copes with his problems. It is revealed at the end of the novel that the book is Holden's is in a sanitarium. In the end of the book, Holden says that he regrets telling his story. He may not like it, but he is accepting the fact that he is not well and getting the help he needs.
Holden shows traits of a Socially Awkward person, but loses this traits by the end of the story. Holden has a lack of meaningful connection with others, a trait from the article, "The Profile of Socially Awkward People. He feels that he has no one to talk to about how he feels. Not even Phoebe, his little sister, who is closest to him. When Phoebe tells him he has nothing that makes him happy, he denies it and covers it up by saying he is happy with her. At the end of the book it is