Uncomfortable situations


Diamond Sun
#1
What situations make you most uncomfortable? Public speaking? Office meetings? Social outings? Meeting new people? Holding a baby?

I get most uncomfortable in any situation where people expect me to be social. I am by nature not a very social person. I have never been, and I doubt at this point that I am going to change. I don't like feeling like I must make conversation to be accepted, and I don't like feeling like I must behave in a certain way.

I like my one on one's. A date with the love of my life, martinis with a good friend, movie with my brother, dancing in the street with my other brother. One on ones are where I am most comfortable.
 
American Voice
#2
As a default functionary, I found myself spontaneously "hosting" my mother's funeral. It's what she wanted. I rose to the occasion.

When my Dad dies, as he inevitably will, and probably sometime next year, I think I will probably stay away from the funeral home. I don't know. You've got to do what feels right for you, DS.
 
Haggis McBagpipe
#3
Let's see, going up to higher levels in an elevator, but only if I'm alone, go figure. With people, even one other person, I am fine. Actually, I find myself a bit odd on that one.

I am comfortable around people, although I prefer not to be around them much. Public speaking, no big deal, making an 'entrance', no big deal. Wait, though, I am very uncomfortable sitting too close between two people, even two people I care about. I get kind of claustrophobic, so I have to be on the end of the sofa, never the middle.

I don't know why I'm sitting here posting, we're watching a movie, and sooner or later I know I'm going to get my dumb butt caught!
 
Reverend Blair
#4
Public speaking would be my biggest fear. I had trouble with that at my wedding, although everybody said I did great (they had to...it was my wedding) and I had to perform a wedding for a friend once...that was just brutal. Again everybody said I did well, but I was the preacher so they had to.

Second biggest would be getting recognised by stranger. I went to a concert a while back and some earnest girl recognised me from the picture beside my column and thought I was famous. It scared the living crap out of me...I'm not famous, I don't wanna be famous, and having my picture up someplace doesn't make me famous. What the hell do people who really are famous go through?
 
peapod
#5
Diamond sun there is not a darn thing wrong with you.
 

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