Sensing hypersensitivities in people's written posts?

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Can you sense posters' sensory hypersensitivities?
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27 Apr 2011, 3:23 pm

When you read posts on WrongPlanet, can you sense the posters' sensory hypersensitivities (and hyposensitivities) through reading their written sentences?

I can sense them to a certain extent.
I don't mean I experience the posters' sensory hypersensitivities. I just get a vague cognitive impression of them, through their writings.
(since people's thoughts are influenced by their senses, then sensory hypersensitivities manifest themselves in people's styles of writing).

How about you?


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27 Apr 2011, 3:28 pm

Occasionally I can, but not usually. =P Do you usually sense them, or just sometimes?



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27 Apr 2011, 3:37 pm

Can you sense them in any of my posts? I'm just curious. :)


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27 Apr 2011, 3:39 pm

SilverShoelaces wrote:
Do you usually sense them, or just sometimes?
Just sometimes. In a minority of the posts.
I think I sense more hyposensitivities than hypersensitivities.
It makes me wonder if the majority of posters on WP even have sensory hypersensitivities...


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27 Apr 2011, 3:45 pm

How can someone detect what a person is/not sensitive based on their writing?


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27 Apr 2011, 4:31 pm

From the title I thought you were talking about people being emotionally sensitive about certain topics.
But youre speaking litereally. Youre talking about folks who's actual nervous system is hypersensitive certain kinds of stimuli.

I dont know people in my real offline life who are hupersensitive in that sense ( or if I do Im not aware of the persons being that way) so I wouldnt know how to recognize such a person in real life-much less on line.

Is that a common issue in your life? Do you know lots of hyper and hyposensitive people?



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27 Apr 2011, 4:34 pm

KenG wrote:
When you read posts on WrongPlanet, can you sense the posters' sensory hypersensitivities (and hyposensitivities) through reading their written sentences?

I can sense them to a certain extent.
I don't mean I experience the posters' sensory hypersensitivities. I just get a vague cognitive impression of them, through their writings.
(since people's thoughts are influenced by their senses, then sensory hypersensitivities manifest themselves in people's styles of writing).

How about you?


Can you perhaps express how you sense some people's sensitivity manifests through their writing? It's an interesting idea.


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27 Apr 2011, 4:44 pm

No I cannot tell unless they talk about their sensory issues.



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27 Apr 2011, 5:04 pm

Yes, I, too, would like to learn about this.



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27 Apr 2011, 11:44 pm

I'd like to learn to pick up sensitivities from people's posts. That would be cool. 8)


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27 Apr 2011, 11:50 pm

KenG wrote:
It makes me wonder if the majority of posters on WP even have sensory hypersensitivities...

Oh I definitely do.
As a kid I was hyposensitive especially to pain. These days however...

Can you really tell I have shut downs over noisy and crowded places?

I can tell how emotional or not some people are on here. I can even tell if they have anxiety or are a more hyperactive or an inattentive type (ADHD).


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28 Apr 2011, 4:07 am

Unless explicitly stated in the text I can not tell if the writer has hypersensitivity or hyposensitivity. Perhaps it is one of my shortcomings. Interesting though, how is this possible.

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(...) I can tell how emotional or not some people are on here. I can even tell if they have anxiety or are a more hyperactive or an inattentive type (ADHD).

It is even more interesting to me, as this kind of ability is still a challenge to me by far.


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28 Apr 2011, 5:34 am

Since "sometimes" wasn't an option, I had to vote "can't answer."


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28 Apr 2011, 7:36 am

OJani wrote:
Unless explicitly stated in the text I can not tell if the writer has hypersensitivity or hyposensitivity. Perhaps it is one of my shortcomings. Interesting though, how is this possible.
pensieve wrote:
(...) I can tell how emotional or not some people are on here. I can even tell if they have anxiety or are a more hyperactive or an inattentive type (ADHD).

It is even more interesting to me, as this kind of ability is still a challenge to me by far.


I think it is because of my experience with highly anxious over emotional people. Sorry if people get offended at that but I'm sensitive to it and people that do it a lot can bother me. I noticed it when someone linked me to a forum and there was a poster that was taking what was said far too personally and replied in a highly emotive way, and the person who linked me couldn't tell.
Or it could be that intense world syndrome thing.
It's almost like I can hear a voice with the tone matching the emotion I get from the post. Reading threads about social anxiety can be hard for me.

Ways to check for hyperactive ADHD: the post looks as though the person was running a race with their fingers or there's a lot of words to do with motion in their post. Or their post is really really long.

Inattentive ADHD: They keep apologizing if their post doesn't make any sense.

It's a bit hard to explain how I can tell they have ADHD but it's something I just know. Even on an predominately NT forum there's a few posters that remind me of ADHD posters.

Depression is a little bit harder to pick up on.


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28 Apr 2011, 8:02 am

I don't really know, but apparently I can sense if people are neurologically "like me", at least when I meet them. Most of the people that I am able to get along with are Aspies and ADHD'ers. It could just be that I pick up the geeky vibe, but I think it's more than that. I really don't get along that great with the NT crowd most of the time and I swear that they can detect someone like me from a mile away. :lol:

As for sensing people's sensitivities from text, I don't think I have that ability. Sounds kinda neat, but I don't think that's something that I can do. I know that I have some intuition in regards to how someone is feeling, but there is still a lot that I miss. For example, I rarely register that posts are in any way negative or angry... and I don't pick up on sad or depressed emotions either, unless emoticons are used. I also have trouble understanding where "drama" comes from. To me, drama is the equivalent of overreacting and it's more than a little foreign. If everyone were honest, I don't think drama would happen. Or if it did, it would be over a lot more quickly... Sometimes I'll over-exaggerate my own emotions, but it's usually for humor purposes, and is done intentionally in a melodramatic fashion. I much prefer it when people are able to discuss a topic without getting so angry or taking everything personally.

I'm realizing now that I think my "ADHD/Aspie" nature is coming across. If you want to look for a post that is neurologically "like me", then you need to find one that is both off topic, rambling, and monologuing... all under the guise of participating in a discussion. :wink: I'm guilty of this way too often.


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