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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 16-18, F 1 Response Feb 14, 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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    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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    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 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 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 1 Response Feb 12, 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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    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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    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 problems because I hate being the centre of attention even when there is only one other person there. This prevents...
    vivalagloria vivalagloria 22-25, F Sep 23, 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 dislike talking about this sort of thing. I suppose it is because it makes me feel weak, I don't know. I have not felt right since I was really little. I have been anxious...
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    i really, really ******* hate being an introvert. maybe "introvert" isn't really the right word though, i think that something along the lines of a person who suffers from social...
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    I think its called monophobia. The fear of being alone. I've always just thought that it was normal, that feeling you get when you're alone. I found out recently it wasn't...
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    I'm 5'1 and I hated being short all my life . I don't get it my brother is 6'1 and my younger sister is 5'4 . What happened to me !! Lol. When I was in my twenties people use to...
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    It sux being here alone wit no one to tlk to...hate being alone...just lookn for sumone to make me feel good
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    I fking hate being misunderstood. It makes my blood boil, and makes me want to cry. I'm a good person, I take the time to figure out what someone is trying to say. I hear them out...
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    I hate being ignored because wen im trying to talk with someone , and they dont say say nothing . I feel like im a ghost or something , like today i try to tell my mom something...
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    I really hate being the youngest. My family blames everything on me & constantly tells me to shut up. Like that's their favorite saying. I won't even be saying anything and my mom...
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    I can't be lied too. I see the truth always. It is the worst. Its like when people talk I can hear and see what's true and what's not. I got engaged recently and I'm so scared...
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    I hate being in school because of all the mean ****** old teachers that make you run 4 laps around the astro or write the rules out 15 times for doing something wrong... But then...
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    We'll be having our family reunion again and I am pissed as hell.Why? Because my relatives would always compare me to my cousin.In their eyes, she's the angel and I'm the devil...
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    I know it's stupid and I'm a child but my sister lied about spending time with me. She's 18 and going into the army, oh and treats me like crap. Now let me start by saying this...
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    I Hate When Someone Talks About My Weight. You Can Talk About Anything Else About Me And I Won't Care. But When My Weight Is Brought Up, It Really Hurts. I Don't Want To Be This...
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    So, I know she ignores me because she's seeking my attention, but when I ignore her back, she gets all emotional. **** you.
    honestadvisegiver25 honestadvisegiver25 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 7

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    Am I not good enough for your attention right now?
    iiArial iiArial 18-21, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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