25 Things Humans Feel Embarrassed About But Shouldn’t, As Shared By People In This Online Community

Published 2 years ago

Oh, if we only cared about things that actually matter and not something so trivial as what other people may think of us. And most often, it’s people, who we’ll likely never see again in our lives, total strangers who probably couldn’t care less. However, we humans are sensitive living beings and take many things way too close to our hearts. Maybe that’s what David Jones meant when he said, “It is both a blessing and a curse to feel everything so very deeply.”

Recently, logansucrose, a community member at Bored Pandaasked, “What is something that feels embarrassing to do, but shouldn’t feel that way because there’s nothing wrong with it?” And fellow ‘Pandas’ delivered candid and heartfelt answers that will probably strike a chord with many of you. Take a look.

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Getting out of the pool It’s just so awkward. and also when your crouching in the shallow end and someone goes “you could just stand ya know” LIKE YEA I KNOW I’M JUST INSECURE.


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Talking about money. I was invited on a girl’s trip and had to say no because I couldn’t come up with cash in the short amount of time needed to book the trip. My friend said that I embarrassed her by telling the other girls that I couldn’t afford it.


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A giant zit on your cheek that make up won’t even begin to cover.


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Going to a sex shop. And generally everything with sex as a topic is seen as vulgar and a complete Taboo.


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Being in a deadly silent bathroom where you know some of the other stalls are occupied and trying to quietly change pads without everyone knowing what you’re doing.


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when a car is stopped to let you cross the street?


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Stretch marks. Body hair, or lack of it. Breast size. Penis size. Mental illness. Starting your life at 40 instead of 16. Niche interests. So many things….


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When you have to run to catch the bus, you’re out of breath, and you start breathing heavily on the bus. Idk why but this just seems too embarrassing to me.


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Buying contraceptives and basically any other sexual wellness products in a physical store.


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Being overweight and going to the gym. I’ve actually stopped completely…I just work out at home. The stares and snickering was too much to deal with when I’m just trying to work out.


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Coming out.
I know it is a little embarrassing but I swear I almost died of embarrassment.


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Admitting you have a severe depression and need to take meds and have therapy to not harm yourself.

(Was told I was “damaged goods” because of my illness)


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Singing in front of other people. I know lots of other people do it, but it just makes me feel really exposed and awkward.


When your talking to someone and they correct you because you got something wrong. Even if its just the pronounciation of a random word. I always feel so amshamed and I don’t know why

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Mispronouncing words, grammar mistakes, and word choice while learning a new language. It’s way less tragic than it feels, and most native speakers butcher their own routinely.


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Eating alone at a restaurant especially fancy ones. People always talk about treating yourself and taking yourself out for dates, but when you actually hit up a restaurant alone the vibe isn’t always the same.


Public speaking

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Talking about feminine things in front of my dad. Example: periods, bras, pads, etc


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Doing number two in a public washroom. The sounds are one reason why I choose home.


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Going to a shop and walking out without buying anything


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asking for help more than once in class


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Being hungry at a friend’s house, or having your host offer you something and saying yes, WHY DOES IT SEEM SO SO RUDE AND EMBARASSING!? Haha


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Leaking on a period. Sure, it’s annoying and uncomfortable, but it’s not like it was a choice.


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Practicing any instrument you are learning at home around family. You don’t know how to play very well which is why you need to learn and practice but you feel dumb struggling through easy songs with people that can hear you.


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Opening a gift- expectations of my reaction.

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