Sunday Poser # 110

Welcome back to another Sunday Poser

This week my question is;

What make you feel shy or embarrassed?

Human beings are quite emotional. Feeling embarrassed by our actions, or shy because of circumstances often happens. Some are more prone to these feelings while others are more immune.

When I was younger, strangers made me feel shy. It took years for me to feel comfortable talking to strangers. Even now it takes time for me to open up with them.

I am a socially awkward person. I often create situations where I embarrass myself. I call it ‘foot in the mouth disease! I would berate myself ( in my mind) for saying or doing things that perhaps I shouldn’t have. Thankfully I am not prone to blushing when embarrassed but I definitely feel hot and bothered. I really appreciate the fact that with age, I have started to take these situations as a norm. Now I don’t harbor these feelings for long. I let go of these uncomfortable emotions and carry on as though nothing momentous has happened!

Do share what things or situations make you feel shy or embarrassed? And how do you deal with them?

Please share your thoughts in the comments section or you can write your own post and link it to this one so that I can find it.

As usual, thanks of visiting and reading.



80 thoughts on “Sunday Poser # 110

  1. This post made me smile Sadje…as i can totally totally relate. Like you, i am also a socially awkward person…sometimes, i say things that i’m not supposed to, or sometimes i get so excited and i would give out an out of this world comment🙄🙄🙄

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  2. I don’t embarrass easily. I was inoculated at a young age. I’m 72 now. I think I am vulnerable in areas I haven’t explored yet, so my answer is, I cannot be embarrassed so far. Heaven forbid. I have become a bit of a recluse. I avoid social gatherings. I haven’t got the stomach for them any more.
    Blessings for the festive season.

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  3. I have experienced the same shyness as you. Now what makes me embarrassed is my shaky hands. I always have had the shakiness. It was difficult when my 7th grade band teacher pointed out my shaking while I was playing the flute. Speeches and handling paper in front of the class things got worse. Now I have trouble when I focus on it in public, holding a fork and eating or drinking.

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  4. great post, Sadje, super relatable. i do get embarassed at times. i usually get shy in a party or gathering with many people that i rarely go to 😄

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  5. I love the art of bargaining when I am shopping. But when I have to deal with money in office, like asking for salary increase or if somone asks me about lending money, I feel shy and embarrassed. As an introvert, I am shy to take initiative in matters of friendship and relationships.

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  6. I still get socially awkward and tend to be in my comfort zone in social events, that is standing in a corner. Unfortunately, many people mistake it as my arrogance. 😓

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  7. I suffer with neither shyness or embarassment and haven’t for well over forty years now. I lost my shyness as a young man of 17 and any hint of emabarassment at 19.

    When younger and living with my parents l did – but this is mostly because they were so vain and narcisstic that you were always in competition with them when they weren’t trying to humiliate you.

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    1. You had such competitive parents. It’s unfortunate that instead of being supportive, they would try to take you down. I’m glad that you overcame all that too be the confident man you’re today.

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  8. This is a great question, Sadje. I do blush, and as I grew older that was accompanied by hot flashes and great beads of sweat. Even more embarrassing. Fortunately, I am also persistent and trudge on through my embarrassments. Now that I’m retired I don’t get into quite as many embarrassing situations so maybe I’m outgrowing it finally! LOL Life teaches you that things that most people do are not important enough to someone else to remember them for too long. New embarrassing things happen daily and the world doesn’t revolve around us as individuals. If others forget, I might as well too. “Get over myself,” or as one of my former colleagues put it, “Put your big girl panties on.”

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    1. You’re absolutely right Marsha. It’s only in our mind that we see everyone noticing what we do and say and reacting to it. Everyone is concerned with their own issues. Thanks for sharing

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  9. We should not think what people will say
    Yes all people felt shy or embarrassed
    when he do something unusual or unsocial activities. Although some activities are vary in respect of time and place. As for example, drink is prohibited in some states of India for the health and social peace keeping purpose. So any drunker feel shy when he caught drinking liqure that states . But in which states drinking is alloud there is no question of embarrassment to drunkers.
    But in the other hand actually shyness and embarrassment is the nature of man. We cant be free from it, because it comes at once or in no time in us.
    But we should not shy or embarrassed in doing small but gennune work. Here we should not think that what people will say if I do that. If that is beneficial for us we should do without any hasitation and we should not feel shy or embarrassment. We should tackle with shyness with thinking like that.Thank you for reading this weblog.


  10. I long for the days I am no longer bothered by embarrassment, but for all my life I have blushed at the drop of a hat. That in itself is embarrassing and makes me repeat the cycle. I have always been incredibly shy and meeting people for the first time I WANT to leave a good impression, but feel my face turning red and I am so disappointed in myself. I am constantly saying the wrong things and get so nervous… embarrassment is just a permanent part of my life.

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