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I Hate Being the Centre of Attention

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    Being judged? hate it more than almost anything but I'm learning that if they're so judgemental and bold enough to keep saying it your face, you need to do the same! And not fight...
    Clipz4her Clipz4her 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 25

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    man I hate being judged by people I did 17 years in prison just to get out to go back to do 15 more months in prison I mean I got locked out when I was 15 for assault kidnapping...
    allenmra1 allenmra1 36-40, M 9 Responses Aug 25

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    if you hate being lied to then why are you so upset when you hear the truth ?
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Aug 25

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    I give women attention and numbers but yet get nothing back..
    givelove333 givelove333 31-35, M 5 Responses Aug 24

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    Silently crying to myself under my covers because I'm ugly. I hate the way I look. No matter what I tell myself & what people tell me I still feel like such an ugly ******. Really...
    CryingMyselfToSleep CryingMyselfToSleep 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 23

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    I Hate being around negative people. Maybe it is because I am from Africa and those "big problems" you have is nothing compared to what you should be THANKFULL for!! Ungratefull...
    VuurenMickey VuurenMickey 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 22

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    i hate being shy because like, everyone thinks your arrogant and they think that you think you are better than them so that's why you never make eye contact and only talk freely...
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    Blaker19 Blaker19 41-45, M Aug 21

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    I can't stand the negative energy. it brings everyone down! I hate being around negative people!
    StreetgirlnamedDesire504 StreetgirlnamedDesire504 36-40 Aug 21

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    When I look at the definition of social anxiety it doesn't totally match my issue. I guess I am just different. First off, I get sick of being so "me oriented" but realize to...
    LaGentilleDame LaGentilleDame 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    I can't stand it.. It brakes me, it steals my strength! My love for you was bullet proof, but your the one who shot me. Man oh man.. Love it when your boyfriend isn't much for...
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    Its just so hard to be the ugliest one especially when they complain about how they're fat and how they're ugly when they aren't. I don't really like my face but every ones like...
    nignig1 nignig1 18-21 Aug 19

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    Ive been married for a year and a half to my husband. When we were dating I didn't mind he was previously married but now that we are married I hate being number two like it's bad...
    bchp1963 bchp1963 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    I hate being a stay at home mom but at least she has started pre-k now so i get time alone finally! Finally i get some time for myself
    MomOfBurden MomOfBurden 26-30, F Aug 18

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    what i hate most is being lied to.I was lied by my ex gf.She has been lying since the start but i forgave as i lover her . Finally she opened up that she loved me was a lie.She...
    TakeAwayThePain TakeAwayThePain 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 18

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    it happened in January, i was in this camp called The Boys Brigade International Camp,it's an activity that happens every five years,and i was lucky enough to be able to enter,in...
    avengerthesoulmyhate avengerthesoulmyhate 13-15, F 5 Responses Aug 18

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    when you hate me and its known, I can be okay and just walk away. but when you hate me and tell me you are my friend, it forces me into a corner and I might end up removing your...
    coerietheraven coerietheraven 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 16

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    I hate it when I was alone cuz every time I'm alone I think about my break up with my boyfriend it hurt so much and I cried every day
    lookket lookket 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 16

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    Ugh!! I swear every weekend my ss10 is here.. He's BAD! I can't take it anymore! I'm miserable! I hate it! Who showers and doesn't wash their hair with shampoo? Who showers and...
    AgatorW AgatorW 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 16

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    I am a guy didn't pay attention when set up profile guess I will have to delete and try again
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Aug 16

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    I hate being deleted for no reason as well especially by a blood family member. Over the stupidest thing. I sent My aunt a video I thought was funny. I was a man changing His baby...
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