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22 Jan 2012, 10:30 pm

Whenever I see someone fall, or hit something, or another similar situation, whether it be in real life, or on t.v., I get a strange shocking sensation throughout my body. Does anyone else experience this? Is it an aspie thing?



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22 Jan 2012, 10:35 pm

Yes, if I'm interpreting what you're saying correctly.

When I witness someone taking a major spill or getting physically hurt or injured; I experience a sensation. I think it's adrenaline.



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22 Jan 2012, 10:36 pm

I'm not sure myself. I get shocks in my skull when I try to relax quite a bit sometimes. Very few sounds cause a 'ZAP' feeling to. I have had a little bit of involuntary movement as well, but that's not very often at all.



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22 Jan 2012, 10:40 pm

america's funniest videos in the 90's = great family fun...

modern version... is painful for me to watch...

I am starting to wonder if a spectrum empathy is not impaired but simply different. Perhaps someone on the spectrum can simply imagine the nervous interactions in others better than the emotional reactions... so a really adept spectrum person would be able to comprehend emotional reactions through interpreting how they would react to the nervous reactions...

hmmmmmmmmmmmm


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23 Jan 2012, 12:39 am

I think I know what you are talking about, when I watch someone being hit I contract some muscles (or I shiver? I don't know if it's the correct word) and close my eyes hard(then I open them again until the next stroke), It's a shame because I love action movies but I have problems watching the fights because of my reactions, it's like I were the one being hit. Movies like Saw are imposible to watch with this, I feel the pain, or at least the fear, I had to stop watching when they began to cut their feet.



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23 Jan 2012, 1:34 am

Doubutsu wrote:
I think I know what you are talking about, when I watch someone being hit I contract some muscles (or I shiver? I don't know if it's the correct word) and close my eyes hard(then I open them again until the next stroke), It's a shame because I love action movies but I have problems watching the fights because of my reactions, it's like I were the one being hit. Movies like Saw are imposible to watch with this, I feel the pain, or at least the fear, I had to stop watching when they began to cut their feet.
Its normal to react like to movies. That's how you know there good when you feel it emotionally



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23 Jan 2012, 4:49 am

this is a normal effect, it has something to do with mirroring neurons which are used in a normal learning process and some forms of empathy, since they both teach your muscles how to perform a task, and lets your brain feel the pain of a certain effect.

however, it is common amongst highly sensitive persons (and becouse of that, many on the autism spectrum) to feel this 'shared pain' a lot stronger then a neurotypical would



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23 Jan 2012, 5:33 am

Yes, this happens to me. If I see someone with a wound, I get a sudden contracting sensation in my abdomen, which can last a few seconds. I'm not afraid of the sight of blood, but I react physically to the notion of another's pain or discomfort.


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23 Jan 2012, 7:56 am

What I wonder on this one is how the same sort of situation can be funny to so many people (jackass fans, etc)


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23 Jan 2012, 5:01 pm

If someone has a fall from very high, like a multistorey building, then yes.