I’d rather have my pants pulled down in front of a crowd of people or my bathing suit top torn off by a wave and feel embarrassed for myself than be embarrassed for someone else. It literally just makes my stomach turn and feels so much worse than just feeling embarrassed for myself.
If I’m watching a movie and an actor has to do something really awkward or embarrassing, even if the acting is absolutely spot on and they’ve done a great job, I have to fast forward through because the second hand embarrassment is REAL.
I posted this here because I’d imagine that everyone hates being embarrassed for themselves. I always hear people talk about how embarrassing this thing they did was and that it never leaves them but I don’t hear about how nasty second hand embarrassment is. I think it’s worse …… So, SO much worse …
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