Anybody else have weird triggers?


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Wow, some of these have made me realize more of my own. Like earlier when someone said little girls. Living in NYC I pass like 4 trillion people a day (give or take a couple trillion) and there have been times when I've seen little girls and suddenly gotten some weird feeling (not too good at identifying my own feelings some times) but now I think it's the innocence I envy or admire...

also hands on my stomach area

hands (only certain types)

when people say things like "it's okay, we're all girls" as an excuse for being open about sexual things

elastic straps or bands of clothes

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some of mine that trigger me are weird :

-those yellow security jackets,

-any sex scenes on tv/ movies,

-anyone touching my throat

-holding my arms down (hugs sometimes too)

-smell of alcohol

-very tall men

-people playing with my hair

-any men close to me

-crowds

-friends talking bout sex and their relationships

there are so many now that i think of it :(

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Listening to Me And A Gun on CD

What makes that wierd is the fact that I can sing that song myself as much as I want and never be triggered by it. But listening to it on CD gets me every single time.

I find that a little freaky, personally.

Stesha

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I have a few odd ones

-hands near my head

- fleece blankets

- sweatpants

- basement of where i used to live

- people looking over my shoulder when i'm on the computer

- certain body sprays

- people toucing my stomach

- grabbing my wrists

- the back parking lot of the library

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- people touching me (anywhere, no difference)

- socks when I find them into xmas gifts (I know, it's too stupid, but it reminds me of the start of the thing)

- Indian people

- some teen books

- anything related to engagement and marriage (rings, white dresses, even the words 'marriage' and 'wedding') - MAJOR TRIGGER

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If you watched Six Feet Under, the scene where Nate is burying his wife (the Lili Taylor character) in the desert

Being interrupted, esp. by men, esp. esp. older men

Refrigerators left out in the street, in the trash (when I was little, there were public safety commercials about how that was dangerous to do because kids could get trapped in them and die)

Horror movies, esp. one that I'm too scared to write out

Getting presents I don't want and having to fake that I like them

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*brown dress shoes

*that certain smell

*absolute anything (the vodka)

*The song "Friend of mine" by Eve 6 ("rape is a word with a face" specifically)

*certain Sydney, Aus accents

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I discovered a new one a while back.. the perfume Fantasy (by Britney Spears)

I wore it every single day in 10th grade (aka, while experiencing the most of the traumatic stress), and then I ran out of it.. one day last year, I walked by a girl in the hallway and she had it on, and that triggered me almost instantly. It wasn't until then when I realized that it's a trigger.

Also, my mom's magnolia lotion, although I think she ran out of it.. the smell of that was a pretty bad trigger too.

There is the sound of a certain type of bird too.. it lives somewhere around here, and I have no idea what kind of bird it is, but it chirped every morning while I stood outside waiting for the bus, and I heard it once last year and that triggered me too.

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Old men.

Priests.

Men in black suits.

Old Spice.

Religious medals.

Whiskey.

Going to communion at church.

Being alone in the room with a man sitting closer to the door than I am, unless it's my hubby, son or friend.

Certain musical chords my dad used to play on the piano.

Men jiggling their keys in ther pockets.

Anybody telling me what to do, especially a man.

Being touched in a certain area of my privates.

Having people walk behind me.

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* men who lived in egypt, has an egyptian accent, or otherwise considers themselves egyptian (sorry)

* those disgusting flavored cigarettes that you buy at the gas station

* water chestnuts (don't understand that one)

* being tickled

* my dad's voice

* being in the middle seat in the back of a car

* any song by the band Creed, especially the 'six feet from the edge' one... i used to leave the campus center at a near run if it came on the speakers

* being made to wait while someone else talks on a cell phone when i'm in the car

* late afternoon/early evening - the time of day when it's just getting dusky and everyone is coming home from work and starting dinner

* being alone at night

* listening to music after dark

* priests in cassocks

* being touched by people i don't know - even brushed in passing

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Listening to Me And A Gun on CD

What makes that wierd is the fact that I can sing that song myself as much as I want and never be triggered by it. But listening to it on CD gets me every single time.

I find that a little freaky, personally.

Stesha

I have the exact same problem.

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Vinyl-covered car seats,

that guys-in-the-locker-room smell,

cologne,

being in an office with the door closed,

fisher-price toy figures...

Thought I was over the locker-room one, but I went to the gym at a different time yesterday - different crowd, and the smell was hard to deal with. *sigh* Again.

Open conversations about people's first sexual experiences are always pretty tricky. But they don't make me nauseous anymore. Much. (Now, when it gets to be my turn, I say, "The first time I _chose_ to have sex...")

The constant fear-mongering, the incessant images of women as victims, that we get in the news, in commercials, in music... makes me wanna scream. The formula for anything out of Hollywood is: woman-in-jeopardy.

(Big media is one of the most irresponsible industries around...)

Never put this together, but I've always had a hard time standing in line at the grocery store, and now I realize it's the darned magazine racks!

Interesting thread, but whew! Intense, eh?

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The constant fear-mongering, the incessant images of women as victims, that we get in the news, in commercials, in music... makes me wanna scream. The formula for anything out of Hollywood is: woman-in-jeopardy.

(Big media is one of the most irresponsible industries around...)

I can totally relate to that.

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the smell of alcohol

having anything scented (soap, lotion, etc.) on my hands

having my face touched

people touching me who I can't see, esp. behind me

people holding my hands/arms

the smell of chlorine

seeing my little sister

locks - the kind on school lockers

being told I'm small (I get this one a lot)

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SurvivorThriver

My Triggers

Tall Men

Men who are powerfully built

Male authority figures

Men who are very self confident to the point of being cocky and arrogant

Men who drink a lot

Men with beer bellies

Men ages 30-45

Men with mustaches or facial hair

My female peers who say they want to be my friend

Motor vehicles (especially vans)

Tickling-being tickled or seeing someone else especially a child being tickled

Boy Bands (N'Sync,98 Degrees,Backstreet Boys)

Small spaces

Blue sweatclothes

References to The Virgin Mary

Being called a Prude

Alien halloween masks

Black capes

People coming up behind me

Having my shoulders,arms or wrists touched or held

Shoulder massages

Having anything over my mouth and nose

Being told I'm pretty or that I'm smart (by males)

Being told how small I am (I'm 4"11)

Being told that I look no older than 13 or 14 years old

Being told how innocent I am

Small spaces any room or space with a lock

Being Guilt Tripped!

:(

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comic books...

weird, huh? :huh:

they were used to lure me when i was little because i loved looking at them... not anymore!

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smell of oil

small spaces

weight on my chest

anything too close to my face

anyone being hit

clothing too tight on wrists or neck

old spice

loud noises/yelling

nightgowns

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thought of some more:

repeating myself

being thought of as "silly"

being told what to do

repetetive sounds

loud men (and some loud women)

not being believed

being unjustly accused of anything

drunk men

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high school students

drunk men

orange t-shirts (I know, it's weird)

being touched by people without warning

talking of s*x

people joking about r*pe

so much, so much...too much.

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*****mine arent weird, but i felt the need to for the first time EVER, state my triggers...I think it will be therapeutic.

green eyes.

seductive looks.

blanket pulled over my head.

the movie Meet the Fockers.

men talking to me.

men staring at me for long periods of time.

being touched.

police.

self-defense class.

Santa Barbara.

gym shorts.

random convos about rape, books, or movies with rape in them.

darkness.

locked doors.

being alone with someone.

certain taste and foul smell.

anniversary date of course.

Seeing them in person.

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