I Don't Like People Telling Me What to Do

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    My Job....

    I have some SERIOUS issues with being told what to do. I don't mind being asked if I will do something. But when someone orders me to, like I'm a robot or something...I don't do it. I have been fired from a few jobs because of this..lol! And I've quit quite a...
    freedomlovingypsy freedomlovingypsy
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Mar 27, 2009

    Forreal! i dnt even like

    when my body tells me what to do -.- im sleepy as hell but im not going to sleep just because my body cant "hangg" lol im gonna stay up cause its freakin friday..who sleeps early on friday -.-..my mind be telling me no but my body tells me yes.
    deleted deleted
    May 15, 2015

    my parents always do

    that to me :(
    kate294 kate294
    18-21, F
    Dec 29, 2014

    I Absolutely Hate It - So I Just Ignore People When They "Order" Me to Do Something

    I don't mind if I'm asked but don't think about ordering me.  I was that way in the service and I treat "my people" the same way - I don't give orders - I clarify expectations while providing support, encouragement and feedback.  If something needs to get done...
    yukonpete yukonpete
    1 Response Jun 9, 2009

    i Really Dislike It When Pe...

    i really dislike it when people tell me what to do because they can't just be like "hey, could you do such and such please?" they have to like be stupid about it and all powerful. if they could be nicer, i probably still wouldn't like being told what to do, but it might...
    thedreamisover thedreamisover
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jul 7, 2008

    The fastest way to get blocked from my phone

    and email, is to tell me what to do. It does not matter if you are my senile, disoriented neighbor of 20 years and you call me every 3 minutes until I get out of the shower to see what your emergency is you demand that I come over and fix your cook top, or you demand that I...
    deleted deleted
    Nov 4, 2015

    One Thing I Don't Like

    One thing I don't like,People tellin' me what to do,That's why,I now work for myself,Can't stand,Being pushed around,Treated as a number,I'm a person!
    startinover1 startinover1
    May 21, 2012

    Im not your ******* maid

    or a nobody that gets bossed around. Im a human being and I have feelings and if youre a bossy person then bye! Lol the only person that can boss me around is my girlfriend (:
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Dec 26, 2014

    It's Not Exactly....

    It's not so much when someone tells me what I should do, especially if it's at work, but if someone makes me feel like I don't have a choice, I'll back out of it. I'll just just about everything you tell me to, but you better ask me nicely. For example, I work 6 days a week, and...
    Mandy5367 Mandy5367
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jul 8, 2008

    who tf are You to tell me its time to change my

    hair style. firstly 'MY hairstyle' secondly i like my hair like this so fu ck who ever doesnt!
    snelletrail snelletrail
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Mar 18, 2015

    I will listen to and potentially follow

    suggestion. But I hate being directed!
    PeterSp8 PeterSp8
    46-50, M
    1 Response Jun 11, 2015

    Ppl Who Know It All

    The other day at work a co-worker who is like two years younger than me was telling me how to do my job. Alls I was doing was feeding a resident and she started giving me directions. It's like woah must have lost my brain on the way to work or something. lol anyway...
    VampyPrincess VampyPrincess
    1 Response Apr 19, 2008

    I don't have to be grateful

    if I don't want to. I don't have to be grateful that I'm cuter and richer than all of you! so stop telling me to be :)
    kindaspoilt kindaspoilt
    13-15, F
    Apr 9

    Oh Bloody Hell

     I hate suggestions as to what I Should do and when I didn't ask for advice. Now where is that person when you don't KNOW what to do ?  Gone or has no bloody opinion now. Can't be hearing a problem when a friend needs a bit of advice ?  They come and go don't...
    wiseowl wiseowl
    61-65, F
    Jul 7, 2008

    Will You Ignore This Man Who Is Willing To Starve?

    http://www.truth-out.org/clearing-stands-boxer-one-mans-fight-against-fracking/1326401455(read and decide)
    deleted deleted
    Jan 15, 2012

    Though sometimes I need it

    since I really don't know what to do. Other times, I'm just plain stupid, or stubborn - whatever you prefer, and I'd do the opposite of the thing I want to do if someone points out that I have to do it. Number 1 reason of why I haven't beaten the best chess player in our class...
    jellyfishz jellyfishz
    13-15, T
    Jan 3

    I'm tired of being thrown around

    and told what to do. I want to be the leader for once...
    Slubberdegullion Slubberdegullion
    13-15, F
    1 Response Dec 28, 2014

    Creativity Fuels Me

    I love music, but I don't enjoy playing anything except the songs I write.  If it's my idea I'm full of passion and enthusiasm, but if someone tells me what to write, play, or do...I have no interest in it.  At all. 
    deleted deleted
    Mar 27, 2009

    Who The Eff Do You Think You Are?

    I am my own woman. I built myself up, and I can tear myself down. Don't tell me that you care, because you don't. Don't tell me that you love me, I know better. Don't tell me that you need me, we do just fine on our own. I refuse to be used. To be abused. To be bullied...
    sassyg1rl sassyg1rl
    46-50, F
    Sep 28, 2012

    "Keep Off the Grass"

    as soon as I read it, path is off the sidewalk and onto the grass. Don't tell me I can't because I can, damn it!
    GoldieMtZion GoldieMtZion
    26-30, F
    6 Responses Dec 25, 2007

    I Hate It When People Tell ...

    I HATE it when people tell me what to do. I don't mind someone giving me advice, but when someone orders me to do something all it does is make me rebellious.
    keyna keyna
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Jul 7, 2008

    The Member Of The Wedding

    Carson Mccullors knew that it is a devil's bargain...opting for community (and conformity)  and absurdity....or authenticity and maddening loneliness.The film is on again Thursday  Jan. 19, at 10:30 AM Central time...on STARZ Black.And  the book is wonderful too!
    deleted deleted
    Jan 15, 2012

    I'll have a nice day

    when I feel like it, dammit.
    The3rdAndOnly The3rdAndOnly
    18-21, F
    Sep 1, 2015

    Don't Tell Me What To Wear

    I met my husband two years ago and a month into it he said I dress down. I was a farmer newly arrived in the city. But I liked my clothes. I made the mistake of changing my style for this man. Over this last winter I went so far as wearing fishnet stockings and mini skirts. HE...
    TolstoiFan TolstoiFan
    41-45, F
    Jul 20, 2012

    It's a Problem, But I Don't Feel Like Changing

    Been a somewhat-somekind of a rebel since i was a kid. One day i just got tired of having everything told, I somehow get this weird habit; I get the tendency to do the exact opposite of what people tells me to do just to please myself. It's my way of saying I still control my own...
    uglynakedguy uglynakedguy
    31-35, M
    4 Responses Nov 3, 2007

    I'm very stubborn...you tell me I can't do

    something and I don't stop until I get it done
    powerStorm powerStorm
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 4, 2015

    for no reason . I know how to get up in the

    morning and how to eat and put on clothes . I'm not 2 .
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 18, 2015

    I Do Whatever I Want

    Call it teenage rebellion, call it whatever. Like I was telling Chigloo, I am the symbol for teenage angst and rebelliousness. Deal.   ~ChunChun^_^
    ChunChun ChunChun
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 25, 2007

    Ask don't tell. Be respectful.

    You got more flies with honey.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jun 14, 2015

    Your Not The Boss Of Me

    I used to be so indecisive that It didn't matter if people told me what to do. I would encourage it actually. Now I feel I know myself well enough to make my own desicions. I don't need people telling what to do. I especially hate people that tell you what to do when you are...
    alicia2316 alicia2316
    41-45, F
    1 Response Aug 19, 2010

    Wasting Your Time.

    Why Does It Seem Like Everytime I Turn Around I'm Being Told To Do Something??? Why Bother? Why Waste Your Breath? I'm Just Going To Turn Around And Act Like I Didn't Hear Anything. Sheesh! When Will They Learn?
    KyDee KyDee
    16-17, F
    Nov 30, 2012


    It's probably the reason why I prefer working alone than in groups --especially when I'm only one of the members and not the leader. I don't like being bossed around. I prefer doing things on my own without others bothering me or always looking behind my shoulder ordering me to...
    anschel anschel
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 17, 2009

    Dead End...

    I'm very stubborn and have a rebellious side. That's because growing up, I wasn't allowed to be (or dared to try) rebellious. So, I guess that now I am adult, that part of me has been let loose! =p It's not a good idea to command me to do something. Or insist that I...
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Mar 17, 2009

    So please, take a second

    before you open your mouth, because I'm feeling very angry at the moment!
    ElleBreena ElleBreena
    31-35, F
    1 Response Apr 1, 2014

    The last time I checked,

    the only person that is the boss of me, is me. That's just the way it is...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jan 4

    I sure don't like for anyone to tell me what to

    do ask me nicely, don't give me orders!!
    deleted deleted
    Nov 4, 2015

    I Already Know Everything, There Is Nothing to Tell Me...

    No I am not that stupid. I know there is always something for everyone to learn. But I am a natural leader.  I had to really work at taking instructions from others. I am the oldest of two siblings and the oldest grandchild. So I have plenty years' experience of being bossy...
    Abriee Abriee
    36-40, F
    Jul 7, 2008

    Sheesh! Just Let Me Make My Own Mistakes...

    This is one of the reasons I don't like working for other people, because this is then inevitable. I understand it then at least. But when people try to tell me what to do and control in my personal life... Not happening. They get the not-too-polite "leave me alone, already...
    JonFurniss JonFurniss
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jun 11, 2008
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