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  Overcoming Embarrassment (Doll Article)

(October 01, 2008 by JeZz Send DollMail )
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Of all the embarrassing moments out there, perhaps what is most embarrassing is how long it can take us to get over the initial shock and blush-factor. I mean, why do I still cringe when I think about toilet paper on my shoe? Isn’t it just funny by now? If you are terrified of making a social faux pas, you are likely not having as much fun in life as you should be. If it helps, we all make mistakes and getting over those can be easy to do once you get the hang of it.

Laugh It Off

If you do get caught with your skirt tucked into your underpants or with toilet paper on your shoe, laugh it off. You might be mortified, but if you can laugh along with everyone else, it eases the pain and keeps the tears at bay. It isn’t always easy, but the sooner you learn to laugh at yourself, the healthier and more fun you’ll be. Everyone likes someone who can take a hit and make it fun.

Make a Joke

If you have a sharp sense of humor, you already know this trick. If you can make a joke out of something embarrassing, you can ease yourself out of all kinds of situations. Granted you’ll need to be sure that your joke isn’t embarrassing anyone else, and you’ll want to be aware of your audience. (That means don’t make a dirty joke or something that might get you in trouble.) But when you walk out with your panties showing from your flipped up skirt, laugh it off with a joke, “Oh my underwear is showing? Just trying to get with the times.” (You might then sag your skirt a bit to pretend to be thuggish with your boxers hanging out.)

Tell a Story

When you’re embarrassed, have another story on reserve to see you through. It’s easy to deflect the drama of one situation with a truly horrifying story of someone else or something that happened to you. Again, your goal here isn’t to embarrass someone else, so be careful to tell a story that happened to a distant relative nobody knows or tell your own more embarrassing story to lighten the mood. “I’m all right! That wasn’t even a bad fall – It was so much worse this one time when I was walking down the science hall and…”

Shrug It Off

Something is only embarrassing when you are actually embarrassed about it. So if you trip in the hallway, laugh a bit, tell your friend to hold on while you collect your things, and then keep on walking as if nothing happened. Pretty soon many people will just forget about it (although you might be replaying the moment again and again in your head, at least it’s not spreading throughout the hallways.)

Alleviate Embarrassment

Now that you know how to get out of an embarrassing spot, it’s your job to help out others around you. There is nothing worse that doing something embarrassing and not having anyone to help you out. Stay on your toes so that you can offer the kind of help someone else needs to get over their embarassment. You might offer a joke to make the situation lighter, “Oh that? That was just part of our show…dah duh!” or just a helping hand to gather books and then launch into your own story, “OMG! Did I tell you about the time that I was…”


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princesszelda1

20/Female
Seattle, WA
Posted On: February 1, 2010
Back when i was in 8th grade I tripped on the gown i was wearing. to make matters worse the circlet i was wearing fell off (I was wearing a Princess Zelda costume). Luckily i was able to laugh it off.
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Rocketship_

105/Female
Japan
Posted On: October 3, 2008
-shrugs-

I don't really care if I embarass myself.

I do it all of the time.

Don't you think doing every Oompa Loompa dance + singing it in Taco Bell is a tad embarassing? =3

Whatever. I like them staring at me. It's FUNN. =D
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never_more

21/Female
Arvada, CO
Posted On: October 2, 2008
I TOTALLY WANT A SHREK BAG!!!!!!!

Where'd you get it!?!?!?!
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hypa_happi_rea

19/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: October 2, 2008
*Shrek bag

Xp

T.W
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hypa_happi_rea

19/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: October 2, 2008
I am constantly trying not to embarriss myself.

I'm the type of person who attracts attention - the bad kind - no matter what I do. I came to school with a Shrek (florescent green, two ears, a big '2' with ears on the front) on the first day. Not a big fuss to me - it holds my books and is not to heavy - and people were laughing at me SO MUCH. I had horrible sarcastic comments even from people I DIDN'T know.

They haven't stopped and that was a month ago. I just scowl and shrug it off, even if I'm breaking inside. Some times, if I'm in a bad mood, I wil snap back a sarcastic remark but it doesn't stop people. It's really horrible.

Xp

T.W
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never_more

21/Female
Arvada, CO
Posted On: October 2, 2008
are you kidding? I cause my own embarrassment...at least according to the "normal" people. Supposedly singing show tunes at lunch is "embarrassing."

Pfuit.
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Silly_Star_16

22/Female
Canada
Posted On: October 1, 2008
If I do something embarrassing, I start laughing. And laughing. And that makes my friends laugh, at me laughing instead of at whatever I did. Soon, we are laughing so hard we don't even remember why we are laughing.

Good times... Good times...

Huzza, huzza

--SillyStar--
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WHiTELOvEx

15/Female
Bow Mar, CO
Posted On: October 1, 2008
Psh i BARELY have enbarressing moments >.> I'm still young. Thats probally why. Great article! One time before my teacher was marrried her husband was on the soccer field and there all like YAYYYYY!! Then my teacher just went though this door. she thought it was open but then-- BAMMMM xD
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LancasterPrinc

25/Female
Nashville, TN
Posted On: October 1, 2008
This is a GREAT article!...I'm constantly replaying embarassing moments wondering if the person it happened around remembers it and thinks about it too...mortifying and the worst part is that I do it to myself. I'll try to laugh it off next time and tell myself they probably won't remember if I make it out to be no big deal...
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