Monday, April 11, 2011


Inhibition: a defence mechanism in which a person inhibits learning or social activities or capacities with the aim of avoiding anxiety.

As a child I hated birthday parties. Mama wanted to have big, lavish parties for me, but I would not allow it. I didn't want to be the center of attention; just let me blend into the background and be invisible. To this day, I don't like people making a fuss over me.

I didn't like attending parties, either. Those stupid games like Musical Chairs scared me to death! What if I was the kid without a chair when the music stopped! I would die on the spot! And it was worse if you won the game because you would get a prize and everyone would be jealous.

I would say I'm definitely "inhibited."This is one of the reasons I'm seeing Dr. Channing. Does this mean I'm crazy after all?


  1. This is a cute post for the letter "I", there are a lot of people out there just like you who prefer to not be the center of attention. I know a friend who never wants to celebrate her birthday and in fact tries to avoid seeing everyone the week of her birthday. Great post!

  2. I'm partially inhibited :)

    following you from A-Z challenge!

  3. You are every person I know all in one.

  4. Snakesmom: There are wall flowers everywhere...and some people like to blend into the background. It comes down to "why." Is it just their personality or is it some kind of social problem.

  5. Giggles: Being a crazy is universal, I think. Everyone has it to a certain degree. That's why Frasier was so popular. Even the shrinks are nuts.

  6. I tend to be fairly inhibited in many ways. In certain aspects I enjoy being the center of attention as when I'm on stage or conveying something to others, but I do feel rather silly if it's my birthday or I'm being celebrated just for the sake of celebration. Not real big on those party games either.

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  7. Arlee: Birthdays are awkward for people who don't want the fuss. All these expectations you have to meet. It can be exhausting.