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The trauma of being picked last

At school, when it came to picking teams, I was always the last to be chosen. I wonder if it can still be called being chosen, since there is no choice. I never understood why, because, I was good in both sports and classroom! By the way, if you didn't experience this, you can't imagine the trauma this causes. Each time the words "let's make our teams" was pronounced, it would make me feel sick inside! Still now, even though I am an adult, and installed in my life, I still feel this trauma deep inside me. Yes, I know, you are going to tell me that I should not give too much importance to all of this, but this is easier said than done.

I wonder if adults/teachers are measuring the impact of this kind of thing and the consequences on the last-guys like me! Why don't they simply build teams themselves? Randomly selecting names, or using the alphabet, anything else would be better!

Robert W.

by: G-1097


February 06, 2015

8 Replies & Comments

Hey, Robert! What's really cool is when the team captains fight over who chooses first, so they don't get stuck with you.

by: Miss B.

Message #1

February 07, 2015

An even worse feeling is when you go to a party with your close friends and then they pick teams and you are still the last one chosen. All I could think was wow I'm the last pick of the last picks.

by: G-205

Message #2

February 08, 2015

You have a good sense of humor😁

by: Miss B.

Message #3

February 08, 2015

You must be a nerd or a geek.. They always get picked last.. But ,, After graduation,, The roles reverse and the nerds and the geeks are in charge.. Be Patient.. 🙂

by: G-1029

Message #4

August 19, 2016


by: Urban Legend

Message #5

August 19, 2016

The trauma of being picked last

This is the story of my life, sigh.

I dread all the moments where the teachers said "do your groups".

Being taken last, shows you how much you are rejected. We pick you, because we don't have a choice. I am surprised that pediatric psychiatrists are letting this continue.

Great way to begin in your life.


by: G-1343

Message #6

May 25, 2017

Yes. It's even worse when the team captains have a fight over who picks first, because they don't want to get stuck with you. :-(

by: Miss B.

Message #7

August 02, 2017

Being picked last is a tremendous right of passage. I was frequently chosen last for various team activities. It made me grow and become stronger mentally. I also appreciate the bullying I endured during my childhood. It strengthened me. The kids who kill themselves today due to bullying were just weak and needed to be removed. It's called natural selection. Our race continues to de-evolve and become weaker due to "participation" trophies, and PC speech, etc.

by: Robert Fergison

Message #8

August 14, 2017

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