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I Hate Being the Centre of Attention

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    So Much So! - I am cursed with being a very interesting person, so I often find myself in the spotlight. But it bothers me to no end! I feel like I have to "perform" in...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Sep 11, 2008

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    Paranoid - I get really paranoid, like I have something stuck in my teeth or toothpaste on my face or something if I'm the centre of attention. It makes me sweat really bad, I can...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 12, 2008

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    I Hate Being the Main Focus...... - i hate being the main focus... too much pressure... id rather watch someone more talkative and outgoing than hav shy lil' me having ppl stareing...
    ohcoolada ohcoolada 16-18, F 1 Response Feb 14, 2008

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    I Want To Be Married..... But Would Lik To Skip The Ceremony!!! - As a child I was painfully shy, it even said so in my school reports! Always the wallflower.... I hit 30years...
    chookychick chookychick 31-35, F Mar 14, 2010

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    Paranoid - I get really paranoid, like I have something stuck in my teeth or toothpaste on my face or something if I'm the centre of attention. It makes me sweat really bad, I can...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F Feb 12, 2008

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    Why Me - All through school and on the job when I worked some how I would end up being the one out front or leading. I never asked for this and really never wanted it.  But...
    Grits4life Grits4life 46-50, F 1 Response Sep 16, 2008

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    Best Man - So I have a buddy of mine that I used to work with and was really close with. I knew that he was getting married with in a year or so. He dropped a few hints here and...
    TheCheese TheCheese 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 9, 2007

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    Centre Of Attention - One thing I dislike is being the centre of attention.  If it happens it happens, it is out of my control. At school, I hated giving an oral...
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F 1 Response Oct 28, 2010

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    Never Have Liked It - I don't like being the center of attention. Sometimes its not avoidable, courses must be straightened or as manager "riots" must be quelled. Most...
    Josie06 Josie06 56-60, F 2 Responses Oct 26, 2008

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    Hate It - It doesn't matter how many people are around, I still hate to be the centre of attention. I hate doing presentations or speaking out in a group. It causes me some...
    vivalagloria vivalagloria 22-25, F Sep 23, 2008

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    I Am Having Alot Of Attenstion Due To People Taking A Intreast In Whats Gone On In My Life. - As my life seems to be of intreast to all who have been researching whats gone on in...
    nuttyrocker nuttyrocker 26-30, F Feb 28, 2010

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    I Am Having Alot Of Attenstion Due To People Taking A Intreast In Whats Gone On In My Life. - As my life seems to be of intreast to all who have been researching whats gone on in...
    nuttyrocker nuttyrocker 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 28, 2010

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    I Always Have.. - I remember when I was a kid my dad was playing in a band.  He dedicated a song to me. A spotlight was put on me. I paniced and ran away sobbing. I...
    meowmeowface meowmeowface 36-40, F 1 Response Jun 26, 2007

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    I Hate Being a Teenager But I still kinda Like it .
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    I have never felt beautiful in my entire 19 years. A few years ago, my cousins who I have always been close to told me I was ugly. I felt really horrible and my self-esteem...
    willneverbepretty willneverbepretty 18-21, F 1 Response 22 hrs ago

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    I love attention, so I hate when I don't get it, especially from the people I love most, I like being the center of everything and people rely on me. I like being the one who's...
    mrij mrij 22-25, F Mar 30

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    So sd10 was here this weekend. First weekend since we moved. Again she drove me insane!! From the minute we picked her up she had an attitude problem. Probably cause she doesn't...
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    This is about 2 of my best friends. The first is my best friend ever since middle school, let's call her Kelsey. The other is my best guy friend, we'll call him Mark. All of us are...
    scarlettlillian scarlettlillian 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 16

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    Especially it's from the person you need the attention from when you need it 😓
    edgarr edgarr 13-15, M 1 Response Mar 20

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    All right, I know people come on here to either wine, or try to think about nothing but sunshine and rainbows...no offense, being positive and hopeful is good for moral.... but i...
    Dayzdreamer Dayzdreamer 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    I have been with my partner since October of 2011 and love him very much. I have never been crazy about children but decided to give it a try. His son is almost 5 now and it really...
    gagnone19 gagnone19 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    I have been lively lately, maybe they hate it. If they don't want to talk to me, well, I'd leave them to their own devices.
    alfredsvent alfredsvent 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 18

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    But sometimes I understand it, even though I don't do it myself, apart from by keeping silent and I've never been certain if that counts (drat my dodgy moral compass). I don't like...
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