Sunday Poser # 25

Welcome to week # 25 of Sunday Poser

This week my question is;

Are you easily embarrassed and what embarrasses you?

I was much prone to getting all embarrassed and hot under the collar when I was younger. As I may have mentioned before that I tend to commit a lot of faux pas, so it carried from there that I ended up in quite a few embarrassing situations.

Like I would utter a remark that was best left unsaid, or comment in a way that it came out all wrong. I was also quite ignorant of social norms and would do things out of sync with others. In these situations, I would get very embarrassed on the inside, while trying to appear cool on the outside.

But as I have grown older and wiser ( hopefully) I have learned not to pay that much attention to what others are thinking about me or my actions. My only criteria is to see if I meant harm or was the situation created unadrevtidly. If I am at fault, I will beg forgiveness but if it’s just a social blunder, I’ll shrug my shoulders and move on. After all my embarrassment can solve nothing.

That’s my point of view.

Let me know what’s your!

Thanks for visiting and reading.

Looking forward to your comments.




41 thoughts on “Sunday Poser # 25

  1. Hmm, I don’t think I embarrass easily as I make fun of myself all the time. But I think, I do genuinely feel flummoxed when I make an unintentional mistake. Being very “anal” about doing things, you know the certain way of doing things, usually the best way forward; it does disturb me when I have done something that is wrong. I think it’s because I may be bordering on the OCD spectrum a bit.

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    1. It’s good to grow a thicker skin where our personal sensitivities are concerned. I have done that too. But , yes when one does something wrong, unintentionally it does bother. Thanks Susi for sharing your thoughts

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  2. I used to get embarrassed easily. I think it’s because I was so insecure, and so desperately wanted to be accepted, that if I did something “weird” or was my naturally clumsy self, I was mortified.

    I’m much more secure these days and don’t get embarrassed easily. Even when I fall down in public, I just laugh at my clumsiness.

    Good question, Sadje!💕🌠


    1. I totally get your point of view. I’ve journeyed the same route. And yes, falling down in public, that I do often, doesn’t embarrass me either. Thanks for sharing your thoughts my friend

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  3. I loved this piece you offered up today. I actually smiled after reading a few lines. The contents brought me back to high school days when my English teacher told our class to ‘ALWAYS’ think before you speak. Reflecting on her thoughts: far less conversationalists and more overthinkers.
    Thankfully we mature and learn to care a bit less about being judged for each and every word we speak. Good post!! 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much June. Yes, thankfully we grow up and lose the excess sensitivity that we have. Thinking before speaking is a golden rule that I should always adhere to.
      Thanks for sharing your thoughts


  4. Hmmmm. There was a time, not long ago, where I would feel embarrassed more often. For instance, if I made a mistake, or said something incorrectly. Most of this had to do with my own insecurity. Something I’ve worked on the past few years. Now, when these types of things occur, which they still do, I acknowledge the error and move on. We all do these types of things. Normal. Excellent prompt, Sadje.

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    1. You’re right, it’s about developing our self confidence. Acknowledging the mistake and moving on without harping on it is the best way to handle embarrassment. Thanks for sharing your thoughts

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  5. A great question Sadje. I would often get quite embarrassed as a youngster when people would ask about my family situation. I would try to change the subject. I would get embarrassed when called on by a teacher (math usually) if I didn’t know an answer. That is part of why I became an over achiever. Now I tend to laugh it off and move on. Age means I don’t have to be embarrassed by most things. I’ve lived long enough to have made more than my share of mistakes.

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    1. Thanks Lauren! I agree that age gives us the privilege to shrug off embarrassing questions. I’m glad that you are no longer bothered by unpleasant questions or people

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  6. At times I can be easily embarrassed. If I make stupid mistakes around new people I find that embarrassing as I don’t want them judging me. Also, I find other peoples behaviour embarrassing if I am affected by it.

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    1. I can relate to this with my younger self. Now I’ve gotten a bit thick skinned and it really doesn’t matter to me what others think of me as long as I am okay with my behavior. Thanks for sharing your thoughts Lisa


    1. Aww, that must be tough while growing up. I hated that when I blushed, people could tell that I am embarrassed. I think with age we do develop a thicker shield against it.

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