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(Neatorama)   Why creepy people give us the chills. So... how YOU doin'?   ( divider line
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7409 clicks; posted to Geek » on 24 Apr 2012 at 6:40 PM (6 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2012-04-24 05:23:11 PM  
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The word "creepy" is so overused these days. I was talking about this with the girl at the check-out at my local grocery store. I thought she'd be flattered that I knew about her recent fight with her best friend. I mean, e-mail addresses come up in the first few pages of a Google search. It's not like the old posts of hers on an X-Files fan site from nine years ago.

I told her, "creepy is such a loaded term. It hurts peoples' feelings, often unintentionally. And when peoples' feelings get hurt, they tend to have a harder time ignoring intermittant, overpowering urges." I don't expect strangers to understand such things. But we're so much closer than strangers, you see. I dolefully bagged my own Chef Boyardee cans and departed, weighed down with disappointment and sweating, ever so slightly.

I'm not sure why she feels so uncomfortable. There's a built-in wall for when our relationship gets too close, as my breath usually fogs up the bathroom window within a couple of minutes.
2012-04-25 02:47:59 PM  
1 vote:

cryinoutloud: Unfortunately, one of them is my sister. I quit talking to her years ago, but I had to speak to her recently, because our mother died--and she set me off so badly I felt like crawling under my bed.

Well, I'm glad you didn't. That would have been an unfortunate way for us to meet face-to-face for the first time.
2012-04-24 10:08:20 PM  
1 vote:
I was married to a real nutcase, one of the "I'm going to kill you" types. I can't believe that I was sucked in by him, because after I learned to spot it, I don't see how anyone can miss that level of creepiness and fakeness. Now I can see it in anyone else pretty quickly too, and I can't stand to have those people anywhere near me.

Unfortunately, one of them is my sister. I quit talking to her years ago, but I had to speak to her recently, because our mother died--and she set me off so badly I felt like crawling under my bed.

I can't wait to see her at the memorial service this summer.
2012-04-24 07:12:52 PM  
1 vote:
I took my 10yo niece on a road trip last summer. As part of the trip we went to the Oregon caves which requires a ranger(?) to guide you through the caves. We had this pretty attractive mid-twenties female as our guide. However, she had some of the creepiest mannerisms, body language, choice of words in anyone I have ever met. Her interactions with everyone creeped me out significantly more than Dexter.

So... we get done with the tour and my niece comes up to me and whispers "Our tour guide is creepy". I burst out laughing and told her to keep it to herself but I was thinking the same thing.

I guess my point, or at least opinion is the fact I don't think this "Study" will be very accurate. Creepy people don't act creepy they act normal and are creepy. Anyone who has any skill at reading people knows when someone is acting fake. Fake is not creepy it is only offensive and annoying.
2012-04-24 07:05:21 PM  
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*stands too close without saying anything*
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