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26 Jul 2011, 12:50 pm

I found today a song called "trigger" on youtube and that made me think about what triggers my emotions. I get easily triggered if people tell me about their life and their problems, especially if it's similar to my childhood. If I watch a movie I often start crying if it's sad or touching, no one else seem to react in that way. Sometimes I just think I am too sensitive but not everyone triggers me in the same way. Anyone who feels similar?



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26 Jul 2011, 12:58 pm

I know how you feel, i tend to be a little over emotional, i remember when i read an article in the school newspaper about some of our teachers going to russia and seeing children who were abondoned by their parents, walking in the snow barefoot and begging for an ounce of food. After i read it i felt sick to my stomache all day and couldnt eat a bite of food because i kept on thinking about the poor starving children. And i often cry when i read books or watch movies as well. I guess my main trigger of emotions is starvation, hearing stories of starvation or reading about people dying of starvation, i always cry. And of course child abuse and suicide will also make me sick to my stomache. i could only read a child called it to page 50 and after that i couldnt stand the pain of reading it any longer.


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26 Jul 2011, 1:10 pm

Seeing mothers yell at and spank their children in public triggers me. I start getting emotional and I have to stop myself from crying. Hearing mothers yell or get on their kids cases for having accidents in their pants. Another trigger that reminds of me from my childhood. Walking past elementary schools at lunch time and seeing the kids run around also brings back painful memories.


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26 Jul 2011, 1:11 pm

Unfairness. Almost exclusively, unfairness. Whether it's against me or someone else, there's just nothing like it to get me worked up.


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26 Jul 2011, 1:18 pm

CockneyRebel wrote:
Seeing mothers yell at and spank their children in public triggers me. I start getting emotional and I have to stop myself from crying. Hearing mothers yell or get on their kids cases for having accidents in their pants. Another trigger that reminds of me from my childhood. Walking past elementary schools at lunch time and seeing the kids run around also brings back painful memories.


This.. Oh god...



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26 Jul 2011, 1:23 pm

Really random stuff, it's always objects though rather than people. Objects that remind me of childhood have a profound effect on me. Anything that takes me back to a time when I was happy (or ignorant, whichever you prefer).



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26 Jul 2011, 2:02 pm

Callista wrote:
Unfairness. Almost exclusively, unfairness. Whether it's against me or someone else, there's just nothing like it to get me worked up.


This always triggers me in a bad way.
What triggers me in a good way is unexpected, true and honest kindness. But it's very rare.



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26 Jul 2011, 3:49 pm

fallen_angel wrote:
I found today a song called "trigger" on youtube and that made me think about what triggers my emotions. I get easily triggered if people tell me about their life and their problems, especially if it's similar to my childhood. If I watch a movie I often start crying if it's sad or touching, no one else seem to react in that way. Sometimes I just think I am too sensitive but not everyone triggers me in the same way. Anyone who feels similar?


I get triggered if I see people getting treated poorly and when I listen to passionate theatrical and orchestrated music. The music is like an emotional addiction; it's the only time I feel I can be myself and not have to act. If people are around though I can't really enjoy the music because I know they will nag and become intrusive for not participating socially and then I can't enjoy it. Urrgh.



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26 Jul 2011, 4:17 pm

Injustice!



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26 Jul 2011, 4:45 pm

Failed social interractions and feeling misunderstood tend to trigger me badly.
Losing things and not being able to find them.
Oddly, I feel emotional also if a character in a game looks sad, for example, I feel pathetically bad if I am about to abandon a pet in neopets and it has tears in its eyes.
I also tend to feel emotional with certain songs.


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26 Jul 2011, 4:49 pm

If I am looked down on. Or is someone thinks they are better than me. Or if someone fs with me



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26 Jul 2011, 9:04 pm

Oh so many things!
But I agree about the mother`s spanking their children. I HATE child abuse that upsets me!


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27 Jul 2011, 6:43 am

Child abuse, that makes me feel empathetic instantly, and search for a solution to alleviate their pain, if I can, even by defying my natural reluctance. Connection to childhood? Is it an Aspie trait?

Random things, I can get emotional over movies (some), novels, music. Music doesn't have to be 'sad'.

Unfairness, suffering, or unfair suffering, this last for sure makes me feel empathetic. When it happens to me, it makes me emotionally unstable, sad, angry, disappointed, apathetic.

My current quest for a romantic relationship imposes on me piles of bitterness to be triggered, I can assure you.


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27 Jul 2011, 7:54 pm

Graelwyn wrote:
Failed social interractions and feeling misunderstood tend to trigger me badly.
Losing things and not being able to find them.


These two I am the same as you. Here are a few new ones.

I also get upset over seeing someone get away with not following the rules then if do the same thing I get yelled at. That makes me want to burn the place down.

Seeing someone take credit for my accomplishment. We once had to make the solar system with ballons and paper machiet. I did the whole project by myself while my "partner" sat there playing with the light on his digital watch. The planets had the right color and textures they were perfect. We got a hundred for the project then the teacher made the partners roll a dice to decide who got the planets. Guess who lost the dice roll the idiot got the solor system and the teacher said to me "You don't always get what you want." so I volunteered to take him the solor system so I destroyed by stomping on it. The teacher was screaming at me so I replied back to her what she had said to me. So she sent me to the office. Was it worth it? The answer is yes. Did I act like a brat? You bet'cha, did I feel better after I did it you better believe it. :P :twisted:


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27 Jul 2011, 9:41 pm

Seeing/hearing/reading about two women falling in love with eachother really tugs at my heartstrings. I melt into a puddle.



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27 Jul 2011, 9:48 pm

Child abuse, definitely. Hearing parents scream at their children at the grocery store, I have to leave otherwise I will earn myself a smack in the face for saying something. I get so upset for those poor babies.

Cancer is the only thing, though, that will instantly make me cry. Any time I hear of someone being diagnosed with a terminal cancer or going through chemo, the instant empathy is so huge it makes my body hurt. My grandmother, who raised me through most of my childhood, died six years ago of lung cancer, and one of my favorite uncles also died of lung cancer. I was with them through their treatments, watched them struggle and suffer until they passed away, and ever since then it is my worst trigger.

Music can make me emotional too, when it's particularly beautiful or moving. Books make me emotional when I get very attached to the characters - I have gotten visibly upset when characters die. One series that I loved deeply when I was a teenager had a major character, one of my favorites, die, and I swear I'm still not over that, lol.