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User avatar #37851 - WhattheNorris (11/18/2012) [-]
This is a weird question but:

Does everyone experience emotions physically? Things like anxiety and shame manifesting themselves as a dark feeling in your stomach or an electric feeling in your shoulders/collarbone? I assume that most everyone does, but in slightly different ways.
User avatar #37895 to #37851 - caelinnis (11/18/2012) [-]
Only with ASMR and Anxiety. ASMR is like a soft tingling down my back and shoulder, and anxiety is like butterflies in my stomach.
User avatar #37901 to #37895 - WhattheNorris (11/18/2012) [-]
I'm an ASMR junkie! I think you're the first person I've found who also experiences it.
User avatar #37904 to #37901 - caelinnis (11/18/2012) [-]
I didn't really know what is was until recently. I've always experience and thought everyone else did. It wasn't until I found few vids on youtube I found out what it was.
User avatar #37909 to #37904 - WhattheNorris (11/18/2012) [-]
Same here, I thought it was just how getting goosebumps felt. I would talk to my friends about the tingles and they'd just react with utter confusion. I found out about ASMR and it was like an epiphany that opened up my ASMR floodgates.

How extremely (or not extremely) do you get tingles? I can get them clear to my toes and even do it by sheer force of will.
User avatar #37911 to #37909 - caelinnis (11/18/2012) [-]
Wow I can't do anything like that. I need a trigger but if it's a powerful one then it starts at the base of my neck and moves down from there, as far as tingling goes it depends on the trigger, sometimes it makes my back twitch a little though, because it feels strange lol.
User avatar #37912 to #37911 - WhattheNorris (11/18/2012) [-]
I love it. I'm so happy I found out about ASMR
User avatar #37873 to #37851 - greatboobya (11/18/2012) [-]
Yes. I feel complete loss of interest in my hobbies, sickness in my stomach, my hair gets greasy faster and I feel at the verge of breaking down into hysteria. I feel like that for months during mid autumn and winter and it is really ruining my life. It goes away by itself so all I can do is wait and try to act normally. But, to answer your questions, yes, emotions usually portray themselves physically.
User avatar #37874 to #37873 - WhattheNorris (11/18/2012) [-]
You may have Seasonal Depression.
User avatar #37876 to #37874 - greatboobya (11/18/2012) [-]
Care to expand? It keeps making me feel like splattered shit two to four months per year and it sucks.
User avatar #37878 to #37876 - WhattheNorris (11/18/2012) [-]
Seasonal affective disorder (also called SAD) is a type of depression that occurs at the same time every year. If you're like most people with seasonal affective disorder, your symptoms start in the fall and may continue into the winter months, sapping your energy and making you feel moody. Less often, seasonal affective disorder causes depression in the spring or early summer.

Treatment for seasonal affective disorder includes light therapy (phototherapy), psychotherapy and medications. Don't brush off that yearly feeling as simply a case of the "winter blues" or a seasonal funk that you have to tough out on your own. Take steps to keep your mood and motivation steady throughout the year.

tl;dr Seasonal Affect Disorder happens to people around the same time very year, usually during the months with less sunlight. Sunlight makes people happy.
User avatar #37880 to #37878 - greatboobya (11/18/2012) [-]
For me it's either fall/winter or spring summer. I wish it was as simple as feeling moody. I feel completely helpless. Mad. I make something an object of my painful obsession, one year it was extreme fear of breaking stuff that isn't mine, to the point of tiptoeing on tiles in the mall, other year it was great obsession with my looks and asymmetry in my face. Every time I found something asymmetric i'd go into breaking down, staring in the mirror for literally hours, and shaking all the time. Long time ago it was the fear of sexual thoughts (I was a kid, and you know how some kids react to sex). And then there was extreme fear of losing someone close to me, to the point of crying to vomiting and going hysterical everytime someone leaves for a short while. It keeps recurring every two years and it's terrible.
User avatar #37882 to #37880 - WhattheNorris (11/18/2012) [-]
I think you may have the worst case of SAD ever.
User avatar #37883 to #37882 - greatboobya (11/18/2012) [-]
It's been dogging me since early childhood. Oh, well. There are worse illnesses than fancies of my brain, so at least I'm glad with what I have. I'm just scared it might progress into something worse. My family has a history of paranoia and schizophrenia. So, ya.
User avatar #37884 to #37883 - WhattheNorris (11/18/2012) [-]
As long as you're aware of it, and you don't let it get completely too extreme without some sort of intervention you shouldn't.
User avatar #37888 to #37884 - greatboobya (11/18/2012) [-]
As a kid I had no idea what was going on so I kept letting myself go into insanity with no holding back. Right now I am aware of the matter and I try to hold myself back as much as possible. Not making it worse for my family. Doesn't mean I feel any better inside about it, though. (gosh, it was embarassing when I used to yell it all out. I wonder how my parents didn't shut me into a looney bin)
User avatar #37889 to #37888 - WhattheNorris (11/18/2012) [-]
I wonder why as humans we fear going off the deep end? Maybe because we know that in society insane people are shunned. But what if going insane is peaceful? Why shouldn't we let ourselves go?
User avatar #37892 to #37889 - greatboobya (11/18/2012) [-]
While I wouldn't name my case as insane, i'd think it's more along the lines of bad depression and obsession. And it makes one feels like a wreck, wishing for good ole days to be back. My worst SAD ever was when I was 9 and believe me, I wouldn't want to return to that time for the world.
User avatar #37903 to #37892 - WhattheNorris (11/18/2012) [-]
That makes sense
User avatar #37865 to #37851 - smashingprodigy (11/18/2012) [-]
This happened not too long ago, but I thought I made a discovery that disheartened me really easily (based on some fact, but not the whole story). I later found out I was wrong, but that's not the point.

I was very hungry at the time, but I instantly lost my appetite and had a minor stomachache. I had a hard time falling asleep and whenever I closed my eyes it was hard for my eyelids to stop shaking.
User avatar #37866 to #37865 - WhattheNorris (11/18/2012) [-]
I think it's interesting how emotions manifest themselves physically
User avatar #37867 to #37866 - smashingprodigy (11/18/2012) [-]
I never really had much a physical change when feeling anger. If I'm nervous, I get cold and start to yawn a lot, but I suppose that happens to a lot of people. Sadness I described to you already. Excitement for a future event gives me waves upon waves of energy and I usually end up going to bed right before sunrise.

I think it is interesting as well; was your question out of curiosity or did you experience something similar a bit ago?
User avatar #37868 to #37867 - WhattheNorris (11/18/2012) [-]
Well my emotions have always strongly expressed themselves in physical ways, I've never felt an emotional purely mentally. I was curious as to how other experienced it. I love finding out how others experience the world.
User avatar #37869 to #37868 - WhattheNorris (11/18/2012) [-]
#37854 to #37851 - gulijens (11/18/2012) [-]
yea, well, like when i have a lot to think about and stuff, then it feels like something is pushing my shoulders down, and it makes me tighten up, and i eventually get a severe neck/back pain... i guess it's normal... and i feel like i'm boiling when i'm nervous, and freezing, when i'm frightened... and some emotions get stuck as a headache...
User avatar #37855 to #37854 - WhattheNorris (11/18/2012) [-]
I've never felt the weight on my shoulders/chest or the temp change, but sometimes when I'm suppressing anger it gives me a headache.
#37857 to #37855 - gulijens (11/18/2012) [-]
yea, i know that feeling too... i also feel the anger tense up my whole body, like being ready to smash everything and everyone around... and then there comes the headache.. but yea, i suppose it's normal...
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