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According to Freud, infants have an innate tendency to be self-centered. The main basic, evolutionary instinct of humans is to protect themselves and survive. In order to do so, the brain has to be 'selfish’ and largely concerned about itself. But as we grow up, we start to realize that not everything revolves around us, and our self-centeredness starts to decline.

Unfortunately, not all people grow out of it, and the I’m the Main Character online community is proof of that. It’s dedicated to shaming individuals who can’t help but just want to be the center of attention by shining even more spotlight on them. If you ask me, there’s no better way to help the entitled Karens come back down to earth.

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Entitled Bride

Entitled Bride

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Multa Nocte
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1 week ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This story was on here several weeks ago and there was an update this week. Newly rich, entitled woman, if I remember correctly, marrying a child from a billionaire's family.

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Shocked

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I was on a trip to the United Kingdom. I am a Canadian and was more than glad to see the recognition for our contribution in the world wars and especially since 10% of our population served in the second. I was absolutely stunned by what I saw at the Canadian war memorial. I didn’t say a word but should I have? It’s a memorial paying respect to thousands of Canadians (usually in their early 20s) who paid the ultimate sacrifice for freedom and liberation of a occupied Europe.

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As the subreddit name suggests, the behavior of these people on the list falls under the term main character syndrome. It’s a fairly new colloquial definition used to describe someone who sees themselves as the main protagonist in a movie called ‘Life’ and always needs the spotlight on them. 

Even though the word ‘syndrome’ is part of its name, it’s important to keep in mind that it’s not an actual syndrome or a medical diagnosis. The term originated on social media and is colloquially used to describe people with narcissistic or self-centered tendencies.

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Seconds Before She Kicked Him In The Head. Got Mad When She Was Asked To Move Seats

Seconds Before She Kicked Him In The Head. Got Mad When She Was Asked To Move Seats

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I Was Running In Lane 1 At The Track, And This Dude Showed Up And Decided This Was The Perfect Location To Lie Down

I Was Running In Lane 1 At The Track, And This Dude Showed Up And Decided This Was The Perfect Location To Lie Down

Fully aware all I had to do was run around him, which I totally did, but this still annoyed TF out of me: he stayed like this for 30 minutes and then got up and left.

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It started as an innocent way for people to romanticize their lives and make even the most mundane aspects of them more interesting. This shouldn't really have any negative impacts. That is, until people develop the need to make everything about themselves.

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Standing In The Front Row

Standing In The Front Row

Lady stood up and recording right as the recital started. Even though people behind her were telling her to sit down, it was about ten minutes before an administrator confronted her

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I Let A Colleague Borrow One Of My Favorite Books, And It Was Returned To Me With The Pages Written On And Stuffed With Sticky Notes

I Let A Colleague Borrow One Of My Favorite Books, And It Was Returned To Me With The Pages Written On And Stuffed With Sticky Notes

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Main Character Blinds Everyone The Entire Show For A Video Shoot

Main Character Blinds Everyone The Entire Show For A Video Shoot

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Main character syndrome describes the lens through which a person sees themselves,” explained Topsie VanderBosch, LMSW, a licensed therapist and mindset coach. “People who think they’re the main character tend to believe that they’re the most important person in most situations and interactions with people.”

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This Person, Who Blocked No Less Than Four Electric Charging Spots

This Person, Who Blocked No Less Than Four Electric Charging Spots

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1 week ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

They do this deliberately because they think electric cars are some how destroying the world. It is just jerk a** petty

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#12

She Can’t Keep Her Pet Away From The Window But Expects For You To?

She Can’t Keep Her Pet Away From The Window But Expects For You To?

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Bouche and Audi and Shyla, Oh My!
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1 week ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm not taking away Bouche's and Audi's joy to accommodate some random woman who can't control an animal that's been bred for thousands of years to please us.

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Generally, someone with the main character syndrome exhibits dramatic behaviors, overdramatizes life events, feels like they’re better than other people, and has a lot of outward confidence that might hide underlying insecurities. Additional ones include romanticizing experiences or relationships, constantly seeking validation from social media, and needing to outshine others.

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Which Do You Hate More?

Which Do You Hate More?

1 "My vehicle deserves more space." The vehicle that needs to take more than one parking space in a congested parking lot/garage.
2 "My vehicle is more important than people." The vehicle that needs to block sidewalks used for walking and wheelchair access. (Note: the red color pavement is a ramp next to a handicap parking space.)

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1 week ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

These are almost as bad as when someone blocks a crosswalk. My blind stepbrother once take his white cane and repeatedly hit a vehicle blocking the crosswalk (even though I told him what was in his way). The driver was pissed 😄 🤣

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My Neighbor Sprayed Herbicide On My Back Lot To Make Himself A Parking Spot

My Neighbor Sprayed Herbicide On My Back Lot To Make Himself A Parking Spot

Sheriff says that in our county you’re allowed to park on the outer 8 feet of someone else’s lawn for a day or two without their permission because it’s considered the shoulder. Come back to the same spot as many times as you want, just don’t be there continuously. You probably don’t have the right to kill someone else’s vegetation but I can’t prove it was him.

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Jacob B.
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1 week ago (edited) DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Good spot for some nails. Can't prove it was you, must of fell off a truck.

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My Neighbors Parking, And No It’s Not Temporary, Been Like This For 3 Days

My Neighbors Parking, And No It’s Not Temporary, Been Like This For 3 Days

We have an HOA but clearly they don’t care, but they do care if my garbage can is left out 30 seconds after garbage is picked up.

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Experts say that viewing yourself as a main character can be healthy. However, like most things, it should be taken advantage of in moderation. VanderBosch explained that developing confidence and owning one’s life choices can be the positive effects of this syndrome. But when it causes people to hurt others with their self-absorbed behavior, it becomes unhealthy. If a person centers themselves too much and expects the world to revolve around them, they are stepping into destructive territory. 

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Influencer Camera Set Up

Influencer Camera Set Up

I'm trying to take a nap during my 6 hour layover at Denver Airport and without warning or asking, a pair of people set up these bright face lights and have been complaining about people other than them being in an airport.

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Colin Matthews
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1 week ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Get up and turn them off. Remember Airports are explicit "NO FILMING WITHOUT EXPLICIT CONSENT OF THE AIRPORT COMPANY"

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American Tourist Complains Restaurant In Tokyo Gave Her The Menu Item She Ordered; Doubles Down By Blaming The Restaurant For Not Having Enough Menus In English

American Tourist Complains Restaurant In Tokyo Gave Her The Menu Item She Ordered; Doubles Down By Blaming The Restaurant For Not Having Enough Menus In English

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1 week ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Don't argue with stupid people. The will drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.

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The main character syndrome can also be mistaken for a similar term called main character energy. The latter has more positive connotations associated with the protagonist of a story, like confidence, charisma, and self-assurance. It’s a feeling of being in control of our own life story and embracing our uniqueness.

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How Dare An Uber Driver Not Know Who She Was! It’s Microaggression, I Tell Ya!

How Dare An Uber Driver Not Know Who She Was! It’s Microaggression, I Tell Ya!

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Test Tasting Soup Straight From The Ladle

Test Tasting Soup Straight From The Ladle

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Hannah Taylor
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1 week ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Precisely why supermarkets have eliminated the self-service food areas like this.

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How About You Try To Initiate A Conversation With Someone You Are Interested In Talking To?

How About You Try To Initiate A Conversation With Someone You Are Interested In Talking To?

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1 week ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I bet that, if someone even talked to to them, there'd be a post like 'ugh we just wanted to enjoy the game. Why can't they leave us alone?'

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Unlike the main character syndrome, it doesn’t mean to always seek the spotlight. It’s more about living with intention, loving yourself, and choosing things that represent your values and ambitions, even if it means standing out or going off the beaten path.

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Your Armrest = My Footrest

Your Armrest = My Footrest

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1 week ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

why does this happen so commonly on flights? dear gods people, KEEP YOUR STINKY FEET TO YOURSELF

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Larry Croft Is In Town, Ensuring Ai's Safety

Larry Croft Is In Town, Ensuring Ai's Safety

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People who have this so-called energy may run down a city street with everyone looking at them or dance in public without caring what others think. When in action, this can be a fun and dreamy way of dealing with the world. 

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Imagine Being A Sh**ty Father And Posting About It Thinking People Will Agree With You

Imagine Being A Sh**ty Father And Posting About It Thinking People Will Agree With You

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“I’m Taking A Long Break At A Public Gym. Don’t You Start Using The Equipment I’m Not Done With Yet!”

“I’m Taking A Long Break At A Public Gym. Don’t You Start Using The Equipment I’m Not Done With Yet!”

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These People Used Books To “Reserve” Their Seats At The Resort And Then Just Never Showed Up

These People Used Books To “Reserve” Their Seats At The Resort And Then Just Never Showed Up

Wild how inconsiderate some people can be. Reserving lounge chairs early in the morning just in case they feel like going to the pool at some point.

The box is mine from some fries I ordered.

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The Audacity Of This B

The Audacity Of This B

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Hannah Taylor
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1 week ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

As if there isn't even the slightest possibility of another disabled person needing to use that stall.

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My Neighbor (Apartments) Keeps Doing This Because She Doesn’t Want Anyone Parking Next To Her Car (She’s Not Disabled)

My Neighbor (Apartments) Keeps Doing This Because She Doesn’t Want Anyone Parking Next To Her Car (She’s Not Disabled)

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Expecting Literally Everyone Else But Yourself To Care For Your Children

Expecting Literally Everyone Else But Yourself To Care For Your Children

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#38

Disney Adults Are Making His Brother's Wedding All About Themselves

Disney Adults Are Making His Brother's Wedding All About Themselves

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This Terrible Parker

This Terrible Parker

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1 week ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

in such cases, one must zip tie a shopping cart to the car's handle to warn others of this menace to society :)

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A Kingly Slumber

A Kingly Slumber

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1 week ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It would certainly be a shame is somebody wanted to step over him but accidentally didn't step far enough...

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People In My Neighborhood Bought Up 2 Houses And Now Use The Neighborhood As Their Private Truck Depot

People In My Neighborhood Bought Up 2 Houses And Now Use The Neighborhood As Their Private Truck Depot

They own at least 5 large trucks and leave em for entire weekends, alternate side parking days, etc.

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1 week ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Complain to the city. Preferably call or check the city website- may or may not be legal.

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#43

Andrew Tate Says He Doesn't Sleep With Vaccinated Women

Andrew Tate Says He Doesn't Sleep With Vaccinated Women

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Went To A Concert Recently. This Was My View 80% Of The Time. I Literally Saw The Concert Through Other People’s Phones. Seriously, Try To Zoom In And See How Many Phones Are Up

Went To A Concert Recently. This Was My View 80% Of The Time. I Literally Saw The Concert Through Other People’s Phones. Seriously, Try To Zoom In And See How Many Phones Are Up

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Taking Up 4 Seats In A Very Crowded Airport

Taking Up 4 Seats In A Very Crowded Airport

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I’ll Pull The Car Around

I’ll Pull The Car Around

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1 week ago (edited) DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

To be fair, that is a lot of shopping and it's pissing it down... Although there ARE better ways to do this.

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When You're Late To Your Nieces Talent Show

When You're Late To Your Nieces Talent Show

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