No one wants to think they're being unfairly biased. Especially when it comes to what we can see right in front of us. But psychologist Julia Shaw, author of Evil: The Science Behind Humanity's Dark Side , wonders if you're really seeing what you think you are, especially in the case of people that creep you out. Shaw has studied the concept of creepiness and what signals to us that someone is creepy. Creepiness is our reaction to not knowing whether or not to be scared or disturbed by someone. Shaw also pinpointed what people interpret as creepy in others. For good measure, Shaw also identified what are viewed as the creepiest professions in the following order : clowns, taxidermists, sex-shop owners, and funeral directors. The least creepy profession? How confident are you, really, that based on your brief encounter with someone, they're not trustworthy? That they might do you harm?
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That guy is creepy. What a weirdo. But if we stop and think for a minute, what actually is creepiness? Do people know when they are creepy? Are you creepy? Until recently there was no science to help us understand creepiness. Then, in , Francis McAndrew and Sara Koehnke of Knox College in Illinois published the first empirical study on the subject because they wanted to put their fingers on this elusive concept. The creepiest professions are clown, taxidermist, sex-shop owner and funeral director.
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And of course we have been taughtвby Brigham Young, at leastвthat even when Christ comes during the Millenium there will be those who will not accept him as their Savior even if they accept him as the leader of the world. You aren't engaged or married or anything, you can't just know that she won't see the light and remain crazy Mormon forever. I know you got a zillion replies, and I have not read them. His fellow resident is married and seems like a good guy, I want to believe my bf will change. No respect for people's time or relationships. My wife and her family are a good example of this. I was not moving with him until there was a promise and it would still take me a few months to find a job and relocate. Thanks for the comment. That's another 15 for me. This is not about either of you individually.