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I Hate Being the Centre of Attention

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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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    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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    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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    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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    My birthday reminded me of this.

    I feel so awkward when I'm given attention, like I don't want it.
    awaywego4 awaywego4 26-30, F Jun 16

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    Or at least I did. My friend found a quote and sent it to me. He said it fits me to a T. After reading it I don't feel so bad about being such a sensitive person...
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    This is true I hate being judged by people who don't know me unless there in my shoes yes I am lazy I have been all my life true but there are other factors one 1 I am immature 2 I...
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    I am a newly wed, and my husband has three kids (11yrs, 2 yrs, 11 months) with two other women. I have a 2 yr old from a previous relationship (whose "real" dad has never been...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    My story isn't quite like everyone else.. we live about 300 miles away so we only get the "princess" during the summer but that is a few months of my house being taken over and...
    EvilStepMom33 EvilStepMom33 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I hate it when I send someone a message and they read it and don't even try to get back to me, or just being ignored in general.
    Born2Inspire Born2Inspire 18-21, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I hate how black people are treated. We get no jobs. We look the ugliest. We get mocked all over the world. It's like god made black people just to get bullied and treated like...
    ihatebeingblack44 ihatebeingblack44 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    This is going to be very long winded and I'm posting this because I need to vent and need to know who else is going through something similar and how they're handling it. Here goes...
    Kristy37 Kristy37 36-40, F 6 Responses 4 days ago

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    I hate the arrogance with which people declare that they know exactly who I am. I just came back to my hometown from college and I have changed a lot. In particular, I have become...
    puppywoof puppywoof 22-25, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I hate being a step mother!!! I hate it! I hate it! I hate it! I know that blending families is a hard thing to do, and I love all of my children. I am tired of feeling wrong...
    Wzv63w Wzv63w 26-30, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    I do not understand how a man I have stood by for nearly 25 years can leave just because he does not want to take care of me. I stayed through 3 affairs, 2 failed business attempts...
    Lovesrainbows Lovesrainbows 41-45, F 21 Responses 4 days ago

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    Damn hate being bored anyone up to chat message me
    dom8869 dom8869 26-30, M 4 days ago

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    I am ashamed of being part the male gender. Most offenders that relates to sexual offences(including **********) is mostly male. At least not all males are like this, including me...
    Profweird Profweird 22-25, M 5 days ago

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    IDK why he has to lie to me about things I'm not dumb he has lied in the past and still continues to lie even now. I have been lied to so many times in my life by a few ex...
    LuvLostSoul LuvLostSoul 26-30, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I hate being lesbian because my parents are extremely homophobic and i hate i always fall in love with women i can never have. :( :(
    Iloveowl Iloveowl 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    My husband and I have been married for almost three years. We have been together for just about seven years. I love him dearly. We are undoubtedly soul mates. People go years and...
    mottkat mottkat 26-30, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Hi I would like to vent a little bit.I Hate getting treated like I am stupid in front of my spouse friends and in laws.They treat me like I am garbage or treat me like I am stupid...
    Fruitypunch15 Fruitypunch15 31-35 a week ago

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    In my childhood, I cry easily. My mom hate it, she told me to stop crying. Crying is only for babies. I'm not a baby anymore. I know the way she said that to make me independent...
    yumemi yumemi 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 25

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    Absolutely hate being sick. Hurting and running fever and it bites.
    zanyzoey zanyzoey 36-40, F 3 Responses Jun 25

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    I hate being lied to if I ask something just be honest that is all
    hornywife18 hornywife18 31-35, F 12 Responses Jun 22

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    I absolutely hate it, if you don't want to talk to me just say it instead of blanking me!! Also I hate it when your talking and you send them a message back and they don't reply...
    KD126 KD126 13-15, F 3 Responses Jun 20

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    I hate being single I've never had a girlfriend, never even had a female friend tbh I suffer from social anxiety so I hate being round lots of people plus I'm super shy and I just...
    ajit1995 ajit1995 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 19

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    What is wrong with me? I can't stand being alone with new people or even people I know but just don't speak to a lot. I panic at the thought of it. I can't order food at a...
    RadiateLove RadiateLove 16-17, F Jun 19

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    I hate waking up 2/3 times during the night.. I am very sleepy now and i can't seem to fall asleep. When i finally do fall asleep, i can't stay sleep for long. Sucks even more...
    EternityF EternityF 26-30, F Jun 18

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    I hate it soo much!! sometimes the room is too light even though there's no light in it.. :(
    MrLazyCloud MrLazyCloud 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 18

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    I hate it when people label me as someone who is tough, feeling-less, serious etc… and make all kinds of jokes about the way I would treat my partner. Just because I don’t...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 18

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    I cannot stand being lied to. I'll find out soon enough and then it'll be harder to earn back my trust. Liars are just unnecessary in this world. I'd rather someone tell me the...
    bookaholic14 bookaholic14 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 17

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