It is captivating to understand how others perceive everyday things. Learning from their varied perspectives can help us expand our own horizons. A user asked the forum, What is something regular that instantly gives you the creeps?
Here are the top responses.
“The shower curtain. I always gotta ensure there isn’t a serial killer back there.”
“It’s been 20+ years since I saw Psycho, and I’m still checking behind the curtain. I also have to check the backseat of the car when driving at night.”
“Dolls, I never liked them.”
“Especially the plastic ones with glassy eyes. I think other people find them creepy, too, or there wouldn’t be so many movie scenes with zombie dolls on the attack. (Think of Barbarella.)”
“Roaches. I know they can’t hurt me, but I don’t trust them. They fly.”
“I’m terrified of roaches. We had them badly when I was a kid after my parents were given a bag of homegrown potatoes. It lasted for years while they were trying to get rid of them. Then I lived in Florida for two months with their disgusting cockroaches on steroids.”
“Anybody winking, for any reason, ever. All winking is creepy to me. No matter who does it, no matter the context, I’ve never not been creeped out by a wink.”
“I’m with you. I’ve never personally winked at someone in my life. I would feel really weird doing it…so when someone does it to me, it’s definitely creepy.”
EYE CONTACT WITH A STRANGER
“Locking eyes with another human being in public.”
“Clowns of any kind”
“Resumes, the idea that you have to gloat about your accomplishments to some new company is disgusting to me.”
“Spiders spiders, spiders spiders spiders.”
“Arachnophobia level up, rank 99 achieved.”
BABY WITH EARRINGS
“A baby with earrings.
I know it’s very normal, but I think the idea of piercing through a baby’s flesh to decorate them is really creepy.”
“I don’t know if I can consider it regular yet, but ChatGPT. It really creeps me out how quickly everyone has accepted AI when there have been so many warnings about AI over the years. It’s almost uncanny how quickly it’s been accepted.”
“Snakes. Even the harmless kind—”That’s the kind of snake you want hanging around….” No, thank you.”
“Sweat. I don’t like being touched by someone sweaty.”
“Long fake nails on women. They genuinely scare me.”
“Bubbles that come from pancakes when they are being made. Since I was a kid that has given me the sickest feeling in my stomach. Something deep inside me retches. My foster mom thought it was the craziest thing.”
“Trypophobia. Everything has a name of course. Don’t google it unless you want your face to melt.”
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