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Do you ever get weird/bad vibes from people?


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First impressions count right?  Last evening Hubby and I took our two year old daughter Lillian to a hot dog joint.  While Lillian and I were in line, the guy behind us started talking to me and my daughter.  He looked like a nice guy and spoke like a nice guy.  He was very friendly.  However, the whole conversation (lasting 20 seconds) I felt really bad energy/vibes coming from him.  It was making me almost sick.  Logically, there was nothing to indicate in those 20 seconds that something was wrong with this man.  But, inside I felt with every fiber in my being that he was off somehow.  Really really off.

I shook it off as a small bit of paranoia.  Maybe too much caffeine!  At least until the car ride home when my hubby brought up “some guy” he conversed with and got the creeps from when filling up drinks at the soda fountain.  When I told him about my experience in line we both were deeply troubled.  Maybe it was God.  Maybe it wasn’t God, but just the man’s energy.  Maybe Hubby and I are just making something out of nothing.  Who knows?

Has this happened to anyone else? 

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Yes but I don't think it's God. Some people are just creepy and weird. 

I think that is what we call a "sixth sense"...or "gut feeling". I think people do give off vibes and there are things we don't know we are ssing when we see them....like shifty eyes, or a tensed body...something you notice subconciously (sp?) Anyways...stay away from those types!! Never ignore your gut feelings.

Original Post by alibsam:

Yes but I don't think it's God. Some people are just creepy and weird. 

 Agreed.  Like most, I have definitely had the impression that certain folks just had issues and were weird.  However, this was different.  Worse.  I don't know where that feeling came from, but it definitely wasn't the hotdogs!

I've met people before who looked completely normal, acted normal but still gave me the creeps. I agree... that feels worse than encountering someone who looks creepy too. haha

I think body language is very subtle and we do react to it.  But usually when I encounter some one creepy, it's because they remind me of someone else, who proved to be a bad person.  Men who look even a little like my ex husband scare me.  Maybe it's not fair, but I do back off and avoid these people.

 

Yes, I've had that happen before. I call it intuition. I think different people have stronger senses of intuition about people. For me I rely very heavily on my intuition. My gut feeling is usually right. By that I mean, if I get a creepy vibe from someone but I have no "logical" reason for thinking that person is creepy, from the facts I know about them, then most times that person does eventually "prove" themselves to be creepy -- validating my intuition. Over time I've stopped doubting it and now I just my instincts about people.

There's a book called The Gift of Fear by Gavin De Becker and it's about trusting your instincts.   We tend to call ourselves silly or paranoid instead of trusting our intuition.  We also ignore our instincts to avoid seeming rude or unfriendly.  After reading this book, I developed a healthy relationship with my fear and started putting my own safety first. 

A year or so ago, I was leaving a supermarket and a group of five guys was following me, walking a little too closely for my comfort - practically on my back.  It was late at night and I was alone.  I didn't know what they were up to but it made me very uncomfortable.   I turned around and said, "Back off!" to let them know that, even though I was afraid, I was not an easy target.  A couple in the parking lot came over to check on me and the guys ran off. 

I agree, though, that some people are just creepy and probably aren't out to hurt someone.   I don't immediately start yelling at someone if he or she creeps me out but I'm not afraid to tell someone to leave me alone.

EDIT:  typo

Original Post by clairelaine:

I think body language is very subtle and we do react to it.  But usually when I encounter some one creepy, it's because they remind me of someone else, who proved to be a bad person.  Men who look even a little like my ex husband scare me.  Maybe it's not fair, but I do back off and avoid these people.

 

 I agree Claire.  While we are listening to what a person is saying, we definitelypick up little cues here and there that expresses what a person is really feeling/thinking.  You have to be extremely aware of how your body communicates in order to hide/cover how you are really feeling.  Most cannot.  It may not be something that we directly recognize; however, out subconscious does. 

I believe in spiritual warfare: angels and demons.

In the past I've had that same creeped out feeling about someone (or even some place) only to find out later that they're involved in occult activities or something.  As a Christian I think I'm sensitive to the activities of demons.

Original Post by chanceofmeatballs:

There's a book called The Gift of Fear by Gavin De Becker and it's about trusting your instincts.   We tend to call ourselves silly or paranoid instead of trusting our intuition.  We also ignore our instincts to avoid seeming rude or unfriendly.  After reading this book, I developed a healthy relationship with my fear and started putting my own safety first. 

A year or so ago, I was leaving a supermarket and a group of five guys was following me, walking a little too closely for my comfort - practically on my back.  It was late at night and I was alone.  I didn't know what they were up to but it made me very uncomfortable.   I turned around and said, "Back off!" to let them know that, even though I was afraid, I was not an easy target.  A couple in the parking lot came over to check on me and the guys ran off. 

I agree, though, that some people are just creepy and probably aren't out to hurt someone.   I don't immediately start yelling at someone if he or she creeps me out but I'm not afraid to tell someone to leave me alone.

EDIT:  typo

 I'm going to read that book.  Thanks for mentioning it.  I've never felt like this about a person/individual before.  We were in a public place!  The only thing I could think of when talking to him was "get away from this guy.  NOW."

Ive definitely experienced this, sometimes I`ll meet someone and although I cant always explain it there is a vibe from them I dont like that makes me uncomfortable.

Body language can play a big part of it as well, I also get quite uneasy the way some people can look at you, as if they are staring right into you and reading your mind.

Id say the majority of the time Im just being over paranoid but when I meet people with that vibe I generally end up avoiding them

Original Post by pavlovcat:

In the past I've had that same creeped out feeling about someone (or even some place)

 Same here (no occult or Christianity playing into it though)....

When I was 13-15 my Father lived in an apartment building, and during the day I was fine there...but at night I would burst into tears and he would have to drive me home because I COULD NOT sleep there.

To this day I have no idea why, but I couldn't let myself sleep there because I was terrified of that apartment.

I've met people who gave me the creeps, and I avoid them. I know that we have extra senses other than the 5 that people actually acknowledge, and I trust mine. Whenever I feel creeped out by something, I trust that instinct. There's really no harm in backing away from someone, leaving an area, or not taking a certain stretch of road... Protecting yourself from whatever could happen is worth it.

Often I find that people that are "too" nice are more likely to trigger my defenses than people that look creepy.

Oh yes.  I do believe people give off vibes.  Good and bad.  It is wise to heed the message, no matter where it comes from. 

I do this with food too.  Every now and again I will buy some meat or chicken and there is some disturbing wave over the stuff.  I am by no means a vegetarian and I am not big into "free range" anything.  I am OK with feed lots really.  But then I will get a piece of meat that makes my skin crawl.  It is fresh, looks fine and smells OK.  But there is that subtle vibe of "oh my god my life was a horror".  I refuse to eat that meat.

 

This has happened to me as well.  I listen to my intuition.  Even though the guy you encountered spoke well and had manners, please remember that Ted Bundy was mannerly and good looking too. 

Pay attention to the little voices, they know what they are talking about.

I don't believe it has anything to do with god/christianity/demons. Our bodies run on electricity. We give off energy. I believe we pick up on that energy. Some people are more aware of it than others.

Original Post by moonikins:

I don't believe it has anything to do with god/christianity/demons. Our bodies run on electricity. We give off energy. I believe we pick up on that energy. Some people are more aware of it than others.

 *kicks moonikins for trying to start a fight*

Watch it lady.  Or I'll sic an angel on you.

Original Post by pavlovcat:

I believe in spiritual warfare: angels and demons.

In the past I've had that same creeped out feeling about someone (or even some place) only to find out later that they're involved in occult activities or something.  As a Christian I think I'm sensitive to the activities of demons.

 That's actually kind of what I just said in the ghost story thread, pav :p

Regardless of what any of us choose to call it, being aware and paying attention to our instincts is always a good thing.  Especially as women or parents of young-uns.  And yes, crazineko, I have gotten that vibe from people before.  It's a totally creepy feeling.

Edited for weird spelling error.

I do. And I listen. Some days I am more in tune to what I feel than other days. I think as a kid I was very sensitive to other people, but I used to feel guilty or upset about that at times, so I would push it away. But whenever I didn't listen I regretted it later. And I do believe in God, and his ability to guide and direct us. It is a wonderful thing that has helped me to navigate some very bad situations.

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