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#316 Goddess-of-Fate

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Posted 19 September 2007 - 11:47 AM

My current triggers seem to be;

A particular type of vehicle (van)
Men with goatees or glasses (major trigger - i'm sure i scowl at every man who resembles him)
Situations where i'm not believed
insensitive comments from people re rape "jokes" etc
rape scenes in movies - not because of the scene per se, but because of the stupid portrayal they seem to have.

#317 inocencia

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Posted 25 September 2007 - 09:52 PM

Most of the usual ones.

But some of my weird ones include:

Farenheit perfume
Porcelain dolls
Peter Pan
Salvador Dali's "Christ of Saint John of the Cross" painting
Wooden stairs
Red carpets
Standing clocks (especially ones with chimes)
Silver trophies
Smell of cumin (spice)

#318 halo

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Posted 01 October 2007 - 02:48 PM

Some Triggers for me,
Cheap Cologne

Me too. My main abuser always wore either Old Spice or Brute. Now all strong, cheap colonge, male or female variety makes me sick.

#319 Silent2Long

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Posted 01 October 2007 - 08:44 PM

I think my weirdest trigger is probably being stuck in traffic. It has absolutely nothing to do with what happened. But it's that sense of being trapped, and not able to get away.

#320 SurvivingTheStorm

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Posted 03 October 2007 - 06:02 PM

Guys with long blond hair. :blush:

#321 Barbibear

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Posted 03 October 2007 - 07:34 PM

Swings at the park, slides at the park...benches at the park
the smell of a park after they mow the lawn...
May trigger***
And the part in the movie, "saving private ryan" where the two soilders fight, and the one kills the other with a knife...just the way he says ...shhhhhh...its ok...as he's killing him...it just sends me reeling.
The smell of Shalimar perfume

#322 Ezabelle

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Posted 07 October 2007 - 05:50 AM

Promite and white caps. =\

#323 KBeth07

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Posted 07 October 2007 - 11:12 AM

Any mention of the following...

NASCAR/ any kind of racing
The phrase 'in a pickle'
the state of New Jersey

#324 thewindspeaks

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Posted 08 October 2007 - 11:09 PM

Hi, Im new to this kind of thing...
I have some weird triggers, though i havent figured all of them out
-Having my arms grabbed or pinched forcefully
-a certain type of doorknob, just the sight of which sends me into a flashback
-very tall, blonde men

I have some pretty violent flashbacks, and im not really sure why
if anyone has more experience with it, any input would be great

#325 dejahthoris

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Posted 08 October 2007 - 11:29 PM

lots of common ones for me, but the odd thing for me how triggering i find cartoon/film/fake violence or things that are suposed to be 'scary' for halloween and such.

#326 O_Aisuru

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 01:04 AM

I have some pretty odd triggers I guess.

-Greyish Green Eyes
-Cigarette breath
-Septum Piercings (on males)
-Single Mattresses
-Hugging someone sweaty
-The smell of beer
-When someone places a hand on or near my lap

#327 GoldLion

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 01:10 AM

* A closet or bathroom door left open

*Rape scenes in moves or even sex scenes or talk of sex [in movies or person]

*Sitting too close to people

*Any attention what so ever [even as small as people staring on the bus or sitting next to me even]


*The word 'hurt' directed at me in any way

*outward flirting

*Any touching [especially of my legs or my wrist/hand area]

#328 SurvivingTheStorm

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Posted 17 October 2007 - 07:22 PM

Someone grabbing my wrist. :(

#329 momof4

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Posted 20 October 2007 - 09:26 PM

Mine are being touched from behind, my ex's voice, just sensing that a man is standing right behind me, and any touch (even from my kids) that I have not been able to prepare myself for.

#330 SurvivingTheStorm

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Posted 21 October 2007 - 08:09 PM

Someone grabbing my wrist. :(

Big trigger for me as well :(


old men...every time I see one I automatically think "pervert!"

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