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I Do Not Like Or Need A Lot Of Attention

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    It Can Be Difficult For Me Sometimes...

    I am a person that does not like or need a lot of attention.  I have never needed to be center stage and I don't expect I will ever change in that regard.  I tend to be happier sitting at the back of the room, or fading into the woodwork, observing others.  ...
    Vignette Vignette 51-55, F 12 Responses Jul 5, 2010

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    I Dont...

    ....like attention. I am a very shy person. I prefer when no one notices me.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 12, 2010

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    Dont Like Attention!!

    i just dont like attention!! im a loner, and i just dont like doing a lot of stuff that warrants recieving a lot of attention!! i dont want attention, i dont seek attention and i dont need attention!!! i just like to be somewhere in the background, so i just leave all the...
    cowshed123 cowshed123 31-35, M 2 Responses May 10, 2010

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    Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaah Boooi

    I hate to go un-noticed but i love to not make a big deal out of myself. Keep it simple, i way prefer it then having ALL the attention drawn on me. but somehow im still a drama queen. Oh well works for me :) x
    kayla13 kayla13 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 22, 2010

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    Invisible

    I actually am REALLY uncomfortable with attention. I would rather be invisible, or at least have the majority of the attention not focused on me.
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp 22-25, M Nov 29, 2010

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    Desiderata Poem

      -- written by Max Ehrmann in the 1920s -- Not "Found in Old St. Paul's Church"! -- see below Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons...
    burwi333 burwi333 36-40, M Oct 29, 2010

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    I'm Not Shy...

    I'm just not an attention-*****. If someone wants others to pay attention to them, fine. I'm not that person. I'd rather listen to a group of people have a conversation and throw my two cents in. I wouldn't ever dominate a conversation or want to. I'm fine with being noticed...
    VainGoddess VainGoddess 22-25, F Jul 4, 2013

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    I feel like this is my worst character trait and it makes me feel like a real freak. I'm not sure if it was because of my rape at 14.. Or if it's because years later after the rape...
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    I don't understand why it's a bad thing to like getting attention. Yeah sometimes people try to get attention in the wrong ways but still. People don't really choose to like...
    pinkylo7 pinkylo7 16-17, F Aug 31

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    6 months with you and it feels like im the only one in the relationship, its like im only your "gf" when you need something or wen u need attention. I live my life for you and do...
    rescueme27 rescueme27 18-21, F Sep 9

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    I understand sometimes people really do need attention and every once and a while is cool. But my god this selfie every day ****, posting your social and life issues on Facebook...
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    The group where people ask others to rate their looks is pathetic. Most of those photos are fake. People like that just need to go back to Facebook with the other attention seekers...
    WhatTheFrenchToast WhatTheFrenchToast 18-21, M 2 hrs ago

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    This was meant to be written as a poem, but let's be honest...I'm not a poet. He's the poet. Now it's a letter. I needed to write this all down. My thoughts were all over the place...
    NeelraDorianGray NeelraDorianGray 31-35, F 2 hrs ago

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    im the type of person that if somone says "im fat and ugly no one likes me" and they are really skinny then I dont say anything or dont attempt to comfort them at all bc they look...
    Infinite372 Infinite372 18-21, F 4 Responses 1 hr ago

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    My fat little step-sister is faking an eating disorder. She's been on a diet three days and now somehow believes she's anorexic. She's about 5'3 and 150lbs. She walked into the...
    genericidiot genericidiot 16-17, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    to everyone out there, please stop assuming this about me and others on ep. this is a place to share experiences and feel better about ourselves, not to put down others who are...
    emjagrace emjagrace 13-15, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I met this really great guy. He loved me with all his heart but I didn't even cared to notice that or like I don't used to appreciate him that much.. I don't know what was actually...
    Choppss Choppss 16-17, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    I'm 14 and legitimately think I'm depressed but I know no one will believe me if I tell them and don't want to be deemed an attention seeker. My mom has told me before I show no...
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    In the past I used to have a really good set of people/social skills so much so that I was popular in primary school. I had a best friend then after a year at the same school they...
    lilygeorge12 lilygeorge12 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 6

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    A lot of girls my age want me but I crave the attention from older woman which no one knows about.
    mrpipes420 mrpipes420 22-25, M 15 hrs ago

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    Let me start off by saying this...I love my girlfriend. (BUT) We have been together for over two years, and have been living together for just under a year. But...here it is...
    Cruciatus23 Cruciatus23 31-35, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    My boyfriend don't show me attention, he never tells me I'm pretty or I look nice. I just feel he isn't attracted to me, I mean I get attention from other guys "at work" but it don...
    Fastcat500 Fastcat500 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I wrote a story a few years ago about being jealous of my best friend who was pregnant with her second child and about my fear that I may never have children. Here we are 3 years...
    thinkingmythoughts thinkingmythoughts 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 21

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    How far can I go!? If I get more attention from strangers than my own husband? I need to feel that attention.
    Gemma3sahara Gemma3sahara 31-35, F 6 Responses Aug 23

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    Depression = Lack of all motivation = Feeling like I'm just wasting my existence. I'm sorry, world. I'm failing you. I know I need help. I know I need someone to just reach out...
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    This message is for all those young girls that need some attention and to be pleased that just want some attention because boys their age are just immature dorks. Message me and I...
    fabl8377 fabl8377 26-30, M 1 day ago

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    I hate being judged by pathetic nasty people who have **** all better to do than be nasty and horrible to me and call me a creep etc for no ******* reason Just because I actually...
    caringcutie caringcutie 18-21, M 4 hrs ago

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    Lov3intheasylum Lov3intheasylum 31-35, F Aug 27

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    I have no idea why I am on this site at 11:30 in the morning but I need to vent. Im 19 years old nearly 20 and im trying to get myself together and trying to get my life together...
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    A Woman.....is fully capable of being faithful.Temptation is not her weakness.All she wants is Love,attention,honesty and loyalty.Before she "cheats"she will wine,cry and complain...
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    Thats too sad and infuriating. Love is needed. Not attention. Too bad laws say no public loving.
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