"Sympathy Embarrassment":

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1 Kerrah7th Jun 2012 01:24:35 PM from Helsinki, Finland
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You know that feeling when someone is making an ass out of themselves online and you just want to scream: "PLEASE STOP! I'M BLUSHING IN HUMILIATION JUST FROM WATCHING YOU FROM THE SIDE!" But you can't do it because it'd be rude?

That's one of the most annoying things ever, don't you agree?
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2 Haldo7th Jun 2012 05:53:13 PM from Never never land , Relationship Status: Coming soon to theaters
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It is pretty annoying, yeah...
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3 0dd17th Jun 2012 06:27:59 PM from Nowhere Land
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From the title I thought you meant being embarrassed by people offering sympathy when you don't want any.

But yes, I have facepalmed many a time reading through a post thinking, "Dude, you're humiliating yourself so much that I really legitimately feel sad for you." Especially on this site.
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4 LurkerMcNasty7th Jun 2012 06:41:02 PM from Baltimore, Muryland , Relationship Status: YOU'RE TEARING ME APART LISA
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I actually had that happen on XBL today. A friend was playing Minecraft with me and my friend and he was mad because we blew up his house as karma for blowing up someone elses house in my world that he didn't like, so he starts bitching about how he spent 3 hours rebuilding his house. We say "yeah well so did (gamertag).", and he interrupts us with screaming from the top of his lungs, "IM NOT FINISHED DONT INTERRUPT ME!!!11!1!" and begins to tell us how he's going to take things "personal" and how he's going to tell my friend's girlfriend about how he said my friend was going to show him nude pics of her (never was said). My only reply was "dude you are taking this way too seriously." I felt almost ashamed to be listening to the conversation...
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5 0dd17th Jun 2012 06:44:09 PM from Nowhere Land
Just awesome like that
How the hell do you play Minecraft of all games on XBL? Is it like when you have a friend over to play with LEGOs only without the friend actually being there?

edited 7th Jun '12 6:45:09 PM by 0dd1

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6 TParadox7th Jun 2012 06:45:07 PM , Relationship Status: It's not my fault I'm not popular!
I can't recall this happening in real life, but I see it a lot in "comically" awkward moments in film and tv. For an example, see Kristen Wiig in most of Bridesmaids.
7 LurkerMcNasty7th Jun 2012 06:50:20 PM from Baltimore, Muryland , Relationship Status: YOU'RE TEARING ME APART LISA
Jerk it with Luigi.
How the hell do you play Minecraft of all games on XBL? Is it like when you have a friend over to play with LEG Os only without the friend actually being there?

EDIT: oops.

I dunno man, pretty much. It's like PC but on sexbox

edited 7th Jun '12 6:51:59 PM by LurkerMcNasty

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I experience this in real life every day. Because there's a kid in two of my classes who embarrasses himself, his family and everyone around him every time he opens his fucking mouth.
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I get this more when I'm watching TV and stuff than online.
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10 SomeName8th Jun 2012 12:09:53 AM , Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
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I think this is something I've felt, such when I watch a performance where someone messes up or otherwise isn't appreciated by their audience. Or is the idea that you're feeling embarrassment on behalf of people who are not themselves embarrassed?

Also, some people seem like they're just describing contempt.

edited 8th Jun '12 12:10:25 AM by SomeName

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11 Muramasan138th Jun 2012 12:32:54 AM , Relationship Status: Not war
It's like antiepicaricacy.

... You know, disenschadenfreude.
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This feeling is one of the reasons I can't watch sitcoms.
I can't watch sitcoms either, but for a different reason...

edited 8th Jun '12 12:57:43 AM by Talby

14 Pyrite8th Jun 2012 02:05:13 AM from Right. Beneath. You. , Relationship Status: Hiding
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Think I've been the cause of it more than a few times.tongue
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15 Lemurian8th Jun 2012 02:20:53 AM from Touhou fanboy attic , Relationship Status: Buried in snow, waiting for spring
This is why I can not watch reality shows.

Well, that and they are usually mind-numbingly stupid. But for those that might have had an interesting concept, this usually kicks in.

edited 8th Jun '12 2:21:43 AM by Lemurian

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Never happened to me. Generally, I don't have much sympathy with people who make asses out of themselves.
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17 Kerrah8th Jun 2012 05:32:06 AM from Helsinki, Finland
Pure cuteness
I'm surprised this thread has gone so far without mentioning Troper Tales.

Also, I think "Empathy Embarrassment" would be a more accurate title for the thread. I miswrote since I posted it at the whim of a moment. If any mod sees this, can you please change it?
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18 0dd18th Jun 2012 08:23:55 AM from Nowhere Land
Just awesome like that
As someone who legitimately liked Troper Tales (and somehow avoided most of the creepy ones), nah.
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Yeah, it's really annoying. It's so strong that, when I'm watching a show, I have to stop sometimes and skip certain scenes. Een if the characters aren't actually embarassed, just that they're in a position where embarassment is possible.
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20 Landstander8th Jun 2012 09:19:25 AM from Somewhere else
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I feel a particularly acute case of this since I also cringe in that "Oh God, is this how I sound too?" kinda way.
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21 0dd18th Jun 2012 09:22:19 AM from Nowhere Land
Just awesome like that
[up]I feel that way about my younger self whenever I see teenagers on the internet trying to sound smart/politically aware/cleverly funny/superior and failing.
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22 MrAHR8th Jun 2012 11:45:06 AM from ಠ_ಠ , Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
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Yes. World of Music class. Dude in front of me had a laptop with a Cowboy Bebop background. We started learning about the origins of the music Bebop. He claimed he knew a song. At this point I knew what was going to happen. And of course, when he showed the Cowboy Bebop song, the teacher informed him, nope, not what we were discussing. At all.
23 Inhopelessguy8th Jun 2012 11:48:01 AM from Birmingham Ctl, UK , Relationship Status: Wanna dance with somebody
We were talking about the Weimar Republic, and the hyperinflation. And the teacher said; "Okay, so hyperinflation occurred in 1923. What could have been a cause?"

"Sir!" Someone said. "It was the Wall Street Cra...sshh..." As soon as they said 'Street', they knew the answer was wrong. (as we all know, the WSC occurred in 1929).

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I can't recall this happening in real life, but I see it a lot in "comically" awkward moments in film and tv.

It's why I don't watch much of it.
There have been so many times as a child reading YA (usually Harry Potter) where I've had to stop reading because of how embarrassed I felt for the protagonist's sake.

It's been less common for me nowadays, but I've also mostly stopped reading that kind of literature.

edited 8th Jun '12 12:53:01 PM by Beforet


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