TOO MUCH ATTENTION


I hate drawing attention to myself.  I do not like to be noticed.  It makes me uncomfortable.  I prefer to blend into the background.  I like working behind the scenes.  I feel threatened by too much unwanted attention–any at all is too much if it’s unwanted.  I especially pull back when someone does not take my “no” for an answer.  When someone tries to talk me into something–even if it’s simple like tasting a piece of cake–I feel harassed.  Alarms go off when I feel pressured to do something I’ve said “no” to.  How many times do I have to say “no”?  Sometimes as many as 7.  After that many times saying “no” the other person inevitably acts offended.  I’m really the one offended.  I’m too old to have to deal with peer pressure–really.

white-piano

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s