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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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That is awful :( I too had molestors in my family. I am so gald your mom was only with him for a few months. I think romatic feelings are the best way for us to get caught up and ignore our instincts.

I don't really get instincts about people...at all.  It really bothers me, and even scares me sometimes.  I mean, I could have been standing there talking to the guy mentioned in the OP, I wouldn't have thought anything was wrong, and who knows what could have happened?

Do you think it's something you can develop?  Or does it just start happening one day?  Or am I just so self-centered and preoccupied that I don't pay enough attention to other people to notice?

*I'm betting it's probably the third option... le sigh...

Lol. nothing wrong with focusing on yourself some. But if you start observing people more, you might get more in tune with being able to feel other people too. I think we all  have some degree of empathy in us. At least, I like to hope we do.

Original Post by brtaylor:

I don't really get instincts about people...at all.  It really bothers me, and even scares me sometimes.  I mean, I could have been standing there talking to the guy mentioned in the OP, I wouldn't have thought anything was wrong, and who knows what could have happened?

Do you think it's something you can develop?  Or does it just start happening one day?  Or am I just so self-centered and preoccupied that I don't pay enough attention to other people to notice?

*I'm betting it's probably the third option... le sigh...

 yeah, that ^

Can you develop better instincts? I'm probably just way too self absorbed to notice such things.  Sometimes I can be fairly empathic, whether it's good for me or not.  Whether its for some psycho or not, at least I'll sense whether or not they are having a bad day.

I was involved in a situation where I had a gut feeling and talked myself out of it.  You know, I was being paranoid, over-reacting, etc.  But it turned out that all of the feelings I was having were validated.  I felt really sick to my stomach.

Fortunately the situation didn't cause any great physical or mental harm to me, but could have prevented it from hurting someone else.  I should have listened.  Lesson learned.

Now I ALWAYS listen to that gut feeling, even if I am wrong.  I think all women have the ability to tune into their feelings but the "self-talk" gets in the way.  We don't want to seem inpolite or rude.

 

 

Original Post by alibsam:

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

Omg, this is why I heart you alibsam! ahahaha! ditto ditto

Trust your gut!  Just becuase he seemed normal doesn't mean a thing!  Remeber the BK killer & all these other murderers/pedophiles?  "He was such a nice man."  BLAH BLAH BLAH!  Trust your gut!

I wanted to second the advice to read "The Gift of Fear" by Gavin De Becker. It's one of the best books I've ever read, and I've read a whole lot of them. It also gives a very plausible explanation for why intuition about people works - no angels or demons necessary.

Pheromones, body pose, gestures, eye movements -  body language, aka non verbal communication is the 'common language' of the planet, spoken by all creatures, including and especially humans, who are SO tuned in to these natural signals from each other that it is done so almost completely unconsciously.  We may label this unconscious internal data processing unnaturally as 'gut feelings', 'bad vibes', or even 'mystical experience', but it is just natural instict at work. 

Of course you should trust your 'watchmacallit'!

 Do you really have to talk to the person to get that feeling or can you just get the bad vibes from just seeing someone?

what happened with me was weird. I was walking in the gym and I passed someone, for a second, I felt bad energy coming out of him. I don't know that person and we never talk but I felt bad vibes when I got closer to him once. 

does that mean anything or it was just my imagination?

 

Oh yeah, Ive had that bad vibe feeling from people I havent actually talked to but maybe I am close by them or see them out and about. Some people just radiate that, be wary of me feeling.

I wish my instincts were better, sometimes I feel guilty for just auotmatically assuming that someone isnt good and that I should give them the benefit of the doubt because first impressions arent always everything. You do get some real sick twisted people out there though that are very good at hiding it.

Original Post by chanceofmeatballs:

There's a book called The Gift of Fear by Gavin De Becker and it's about trusting your instincts.  

Great book. ^ I was also going to suggest this book to you. It was a #1 National Bestseller. He's appeared on Oprah, Larry King, PrimeTime, Etc etc.  It comes highly recommended :)

You may be able to watch some of the youtube clips about it. Don't feel guilty/bad for trusting your instincts. It sounds corny but the book could save your life. It teaches people how to use the gift of fear to prevent attacks before they happen. Sometimes people put themselves in danger after signs/warnings. It talks about how people ignore their fear because they're afraid to appear rude/mean/or paranoid.

 I've forced it on all of my sisters as a must read.

Prime Time Interview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwGS7Jmd00c&am p;feature=PlayList&p=E001B073EB7E2EB7& ;playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=10

I have experienced this many times.  I believe that my "gut feeling" is correct. The times that I've ignored it I wished later I hadn't.  One ended in a horrible experience I won't go into here.

There are explanations for this,  and one is that you knew this person in a previous life and had a bad experience with them...weird, but who knows?

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.

I'M involved in occult activities. Do you sense "demons" over the internet?

I too have had these gut feelings. When I was a teen I tried to dismiss them as "irrational" and "based on nothing" and thought everyone deserved a chance. Trouble was, my feeling turned out to be right each time and I'd get some very bad situations. So now I always do pay attention.

Every single person I have ever met gives me bad vibes. I think my vibe sense is broken.

My Irish mother in law told of just such an experience in her middle years. She said it was the one time in her life that she truly sensed evil in another human. She made certain to never be around him again, although he asked her out to dinner. Of course she taught me to say "Jesus, Mary and Joseph" every time I felt a bad energy near.

My husband was very sensitive to vibes from people - both good & bad. He, many times, connected with strangers and helped them resolve serious problems. It was really strange the way he seemed to be able to actually help perfect strangers.

It occurred to me that perhaps we are all endowed with the ability to be either angels or demons, just depends what we decide to do.

Original Post by sixb:

Pheromones, body pose, gestures, eye movements -  body language, aka non verbal communication is the 'common language' of the planet, spoken by all creatures, including and especially humans, who are SO tuned in to these natural signals from each other that it is done so almost completely unconsciously.  We may label this unconscious internal data processing unnaturally as 'gut feelings', 'bad vibes', or even 'mystical experience', but it is just natural instict at work. 

Of course you should trust your 'watchmacallit'!

This.

Original Post by cptbunny:

Original Post by sixb:

Pheromones, body pose, gestures, eye movements -  body language, aka non verbal communication is the 'common language' of the planet, spoken by all creatures, including and especially humans, who are SO tuned in to these natural signals from each other that it is done so almost completely unconsciously.  We may label this unconscious internal data processing unnaturally as 'gut feelings', 'bad vibes', or even 'mystical experience', but it is just natural instict at work. 

Of course you should trust your 'watchmacallit'!

This.

I third this.

Original Post by coffincritter:

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.

I'M involved in occult activities. Do you sense "demons" over the internet?

I too have had these gut feelings. When I was a teen I tried to dismiss them as "irrational" and "based on nothing" and thought everyone deserved a chance. Trouble was, my feeling turned out to be right each time and I'd get some very bad situations. So now I always do pay attention.

 No.  I'm not saying everyone involved in occult activities is possessed.  But I do believe someone involved in that leaves themself much more open to demonic influences.  I also think there are people who aren't involved in any occult activities that, for whatever reason, attract the interest of demons.  I'm not judging them.  I had my own run in with a demon when I was 15.  He was not scary.  Quite intriguing actually.  But I chose God.  It was a pivotal moment in my life.

I know it sounds loony.  I really do understand how someone who didn't believe in God and Satan would think I'm a total freak.

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