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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 some way, when all eyes are on me. And plus, since I'm battling social anxiety, this kind of attention makes me a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Sep 11, 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 old and due to big changes in my life, I found a new me! I met a new man who let me be me and I was at last happy in my own skin..... 4 years later we decided to marry...
    chookychick chookychick 31-35, F Mar 14, 2010

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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 speech in front of the class. On my wedding day, I wasn't crazy about the fact getting all the attention but I had to go...
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F 1 Response Oct 28, 2010

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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 at u... GAWD
    ohcoolada ohcoolada 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 14, 2008

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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 of the time it is easy to be a wallflower and sit back and just do what I need to do. I am quite happy that way...
    Josie06 Josie06 56-60, F 2 Responses Oct 26, 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 feel my whole head getting hot and itchy - feels like it's going to explode or something, then I rush my words...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F Feb 12, 2008

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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 considered taking piano lessons like my brother. One day, I think I was around the age of 6 or so I sat at the piano and...
    meowmeowface meowmeowface 36-40, F 1 Response Jun 26, 2007

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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 there such as what are you doing on this date. Red flags start showing up in my head at this point, but...
    TheCheese TheCheese 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 9, 2007

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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 somehow it always ended up this way.  I liked helping and being part of things but did not want to be in...
    Grits4life Grits4life 46-50, F 1 Response Sep 16, 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 my life,and what problems i have had i have had alot of people who want to pick out all the things that i have had gone on or have done in order,for me to be a Hate figure i anit perfect and i...
    nuttyrocker nuttyrocker 26-30, F 1 Response 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 my life,and what problems i have had i have had alot of people who want to pick out all the things that i have had gone on or have done in order,for me to be a Hate figure i anit perfect and i...
    nuttyrocker nuttyrocker 26-30, F Feb 28, 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 feel my whole head getting hot and itchy - feels like it's going to explode or something, then I rush my words...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 12, 2008

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    lonelybutfriendly lonelybutfriendly 16-17, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Don’t let someone get comfortable with disrespecting you. You don't owe anyone your body and you don't need to lower yourself to get someone's attention
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