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People Break Down The Most Embarrassing Phase They Ever Went Through

Reddit user SurfinRay12 asked: 'What’s an embarrassing phase you went through?'

Growing up was full of learning opportunities and expressing ourselves, but some of those phases were more successful than others.

Some of them were so embarrassing or cringey, it's almost impressive.

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The Most Cringeworthy Types Of Tattoos People Always Get
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Tattoos are a personal choice.

As a result, many people choose tattoos which have a special meaning to them, such as the name of their beloved, or an image or symbol sacred to them

It's also easy for people to judge what others choose to have inked on their body.

With certain types of tattoos almost instantly resulting in the immediate cringes of others.

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Things That Appear Cool To High Schoolers But Cringeworthy To Everyone Else
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High school is strange time for most of us. We think we know everything, we want to be cool and idolized, and we conform to fit in, even if conforming really means doing something stupid, like smoking.

Still, as high schoolers, we thought all of this was cool. We did all sorts of stupid or inappropriate things, and either justified them, or didn’t even realize they needed to be justified.

However, we all grow up. Things we thought were cool as high schoolers are absolutely cringeworthy to us now. Redditors are only too eager to share what those things are.

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People Explain Which Things They Find Incredibly Cringeworthy That Others Don't Seem To Mind

I had to stop watching talent shows years ago because while I got to see some really enjoyable acts—especially singers, of which there are a seemingly endless number—I grew sick and tired of how scripted everything felt.

For one thing, I hate overt sentimentalty because it can ring very false, and that's how I've felt whenever I've had to sit through any sob stories. Everyone has a sob story.

The music swells and immediately we'll hear about someone's cancer diagnosis or the fact they lost their house due to foreclosure or that their father died and that afterward they found bodies in his shed and learned he was a notorious serial killer...

Okay, that last one might have been made up. But my point stands.

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You don't want to think about it, but it haunts you at three in the morning, the way embarrassing, awkward memories often do.

You sit there and you can't stop cringing because dear Lord, it was awful and how in the world did you even survive that moment without immediately dying from embarrassment?!

Well, you did, and it sucks to be you. Just kidding. Hopefully you've learned to be a bit kinder to yourself – and to laugh at yourself, too!

People told us all about the embarrassing moments that they experienced after Redditor No-Bag7478 asked the online community,

"What was the most embarrassing moment of your life?"
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