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   Posted 3/11/2010 10:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Do you always choose to sit in the front or back of a room? Why? Seems that we all seem to have a definite preference to where we sit in a room if it's unfamiliar. Let's say you're going to a lecture in a big auditorium...toward the front or way back? What about a concert if you can choose where you sit? Front or back? If you are going to a new class in school...front or back? What is your reason for your choices?

I'm always a front row person. Well, at a concert maybe not quite the front as I prefer not to be literally blown out of my seat but I always head for the front of any room and take a seat. Why?? So others don't distract me. I distract fairly easily. I can detect a pin drop at 100 Or if someone is fiddling around, fidgeting, or other disturbances it bothers me. So to be able to hear and understand what's going on I always head to the front of a room to sit.

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   Posted 3/11/2010 11:17 PM (GMT -7)   
In a class or lecture setting I am heading straight to the back of the class. I have people anxiety and I don't like to be up in the front of the room. I feel like everyone is staring at the back of my head or talking about me. Now if I am going to a concert I want to be down as close as possible so I can see the action. I figure nobody is paying any attention to me at a concert so I don't have to worry about them staring at me. LOL I just love my issues, my poor husband, I don't know how he puts up with me

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   Posted 3/11/2010 11:23 PM (GMT -7)   
In school, I was definitely a back of the room person. Too self conscious. But now, I like to be up front. I like to be able to see the faces of the person or people who are speaking, and I don't get distracted by what others are doing if they are behind me!
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   Posted 3/12/2010 3:44 AM (GMT -7)   
I am a front of the room person, so I dont' get distracted. And want to be able to see everything and hear everything. I remember a psychology class I went to in the 70's when we use to be able to smoke in class. Long ago, I know. The only problem was the teacher use to bum cigarettes off of me. lol... That was so long ago. But I loved that class and was able to absorb all the information sitting up front.

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   Posted 3/12/2010 8:23 AM (GMT -7)   
In school when I was young I was a front of the room person.  Now I am a back of the room person.  One thing, I don't like to be right in the midst of strange people (it's just a thing I have) and plus I like to be able to leave the room easily if I start to feel panicky.

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   Posted 3/12/2010 8:31 AM (GMT -7)   
It depends on what it is. If DH could he would always sit in the back close to an exit, he has some anxiety problems too. But like at funerals of close family members he doesn't have that choice but it makes him nervous. If I'm going to something by myself I'm more of a two or three row back person, don't want to sit right up front but don't want to be too far away either.
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   Posted 3/12/2010 8:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Even though I'm half deaf from Meniere's disease, I'm a back row person because of how many times I may have to get up and use the restroom.  When I have to go...I have to go, like on the television commercial where the woman does the hurdles over the movie theatre seat to get to the bathroom. I miss a lot, I know, but better than the alternative.
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   Posted 3/12/2010 8:54 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm a front row, but on the aisle, person.  I have to lip read to understand what is going on and, like Donna, I need a quick escape if nature calls!  shocked
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   Posted 3/12/2010 9:08 AM (GMT -7)   
I have ulcerative colitis. I sit near a door so I can leave unobtrusively if necessary. My preference is a few rows back from the front, on the end of the row.

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   Posted 3/12/2010 9:33 AM (GMT -7)   
HEHE thats a good question. Well im a an observer in nature, so i always like to sit toward the back. If i want to concentrate more i sit toward the middle or front but it would be more toward the wall so i can turn sideways and still be able to observe the room and everyone haha. At the concert it depends, i always feel on guard so i have to be aware of my surroundings, so if its a lot of young ppl, punks and stuff like that i would be more likely be toward the end so i dont get stabbed or something haha but anyways for the concerts it really depend on who im with and what type of concert it is and the type of population that will be there. If i go to the movies it is always the last row in the back, i like to see the whole screen and everyone rather than looking up the screen and getting popcorn flying everywhere tongue Another thing is im pretty sensitive to loud noises so i have to consider that as well scool

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   Posted 3/12/2010 9:33 AM (GMT -7)   
It depends on the situation. When I was in school, I much preferred the back of the class. As I got older, I found I was more at ease in the front, but close to the door in case I had to go to the ladies' room. As a child I would always sit in the front in the movie theatre, altho I haven't gone to the movies in many yrs, I would prefer the back of the theatre, close to the exit. In Church, I sit about in the middle, it is close to the side exit, near the ladies' room. No matter which place I go, I have to sit on the aisle, I can't climb over ppl to get out. On top of everything else, I have claustrophobia. It does seem like we all like quick access to the ladies' room. lol

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   Posted 3/12/2010 9:43 AM (GMT -7)   
I guess I'm a front of the room person.  At church I sit on the front row because I play piano and after the message I don't have to get up and walk down the aisle in front of people to get to the piano because that makes me very self concience. 
If I'm at a concert I usually sit about two or three rows back so it won't blow me out.  I also have to sit on an aisle seat because I'm a little claustrophobic.  I have almost had panic attacks when everyone had me closed in.
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   Posted 3/12/2010 11:35 AM (GMT -7)   
Chutzie, you didn't offer this choice, but I'm pretty much a middle of the room, middle of the row person. What does that say about me? Diane
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   Posted 3/12/2010 7:20 PM (GMT -7)   
It really varies on my mood as to where I sit, even in college it would change from day to day but the two seats were used often enough that no one else used them because they never knew where I was going to be :)

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   Posted 3/12/2010 7:31 PM (GMT -7)   
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   Posted 3/12/2010 7:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Im a middle of the room person. Not the front row but maybe one or two rows back!

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   Posted 3/12/2010 8:22 PM (GMT -7)   
I like sitting somewhere close to the front, nowadays I get distracted easily. If I'm
sitting too far in the back I'm looking around for people I might know.
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