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posted by mrpg on Wednesday September 08, @08:20PM   Printer-friendly [Skip to comment(s)]
from the I-is-me dept.

Do you hate seeing people fidget? New UBC research says you’re not alone:

Do you get anxious, annoyed or frustrated when you see someone fidgeting? If so, you may suffer from misokinesia–or the “hatred of movements.”

According to new UBC research, approximately one-third of the population suffer from the psychological phenomenon, which is defined by a strong negative emotional response to the sight of someone else’s small and repetitive movements.

The study, led by UBC psychology PhD student Sumeet Jaswal (she/her) and UBC psychology professor Dr. Todd Handy (he/him), is the first of its kind on the condition.

In this Q&A, Jaswal and Dr. Handy discuss the research findings as well as some good advice for people who may be silently suffering from misokinesia.

Journal Reference:
Jaswal, Sumeet M., De Bleser, Andreas K. F., Handy, Todd C.. Misokinesia is a sensitivity to seeing others fidget that is prevalent in the general population [open], Scientific Reports (DOI: 10.1038/s41598-021-96430-4)


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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday September 08, @09:04PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday September 08, @09:04PM (#1175997)

    I feel bad for those of you who do suffer with some degree of either or both misokinesia or misophonia. I'm glad neither someone's fidgeting nor their body or mouth or eating sounds bother me.

    One friend with whom I lived for a few months had misophonia and could not stand my ice chewing habit. Drove that friend crazy. I attempted to moderate my habit, and mostly do it out of sight and earshot.

  • (Score: 1, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday September 08, @11:18PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday September 08, @11:18PM (#1176024)

    I'm glad I'm too autistic to notice other peoples behavior.

  • (Score: -1, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday September 08, @11:49PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday September 08, @11:49PM (#1176036)

    Sumeet Jaswal (she/her)

    Dr. Todd Handy (he/him)

    OMG non-essentialist gender theory! Hitler! Stalin! Mao! Pol Pot! Dworkin!

  • (Score: 1) by tavares on Thursday September 09, @12:33AM (1 child)

    by tavares (15257) on Thursday September 09, @12:33AM (#1176051) Journal

    Fidgeting seldom bothers me, unless it's noisy. If you are one of those who are always drumming their fingers, or a pencil, or tools, you're irritating. Find some other way to relieve your tensions, please, maybe one of those squeezy-balls. That, and loud clacking shoes. If you're that person in the movies who can be heard walking down the hall for several minutes before coming in sight, you are annoying as all hell. Take the cleats off your shoes, or change out of your high heels. Invest in some soft soled flat shoes, please. Noisy cowboy boots don't make you a John Wayne.

    • (Score: 1) by anubi on Thursday September 09, @02:51AM

      by anubi (2828) on Thursday September 09, @02:51AM (#1176082) Journal

      If fidgeting annoys you, don't go into the ministry.

      But if you like to fidget, consider a leadership position in some corporation where it matters little if the product works or not.

      The trick in the latter is finding the organizational skills type who thinks your ability to annoy the shit out of the worker bee a lot more valuable than those trying to make the thing fly.

      I am so sick of these managerial types that attend these attache-case leadership seminars, then parrot back "how to control other people " stuff same as the crap they used to publish in the back of 1950/1960 comic books. Usually accompanied by pen and ink line art depicting a snappily dressed authority type with lightning bolts darting from his eyes. Upon listening to one of these who use similar language, it's not hard to deduce where he got his education.

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      "Prove all things; hold fast that which is good." [KJV: I Thessalonians 5:21]
  • (Score: 1) by fustakrakich on Thursday September 09, @12:57AM

    by fustakrakich (6150) on Thursday September 09, @12:57AM (#1176056) Journal

    Where's my disability check?

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    Ok, we paid the ransom. Do I get my dog back? REDЯUM
  • (Score: 2) by noneof_theabove on Thursday September 09, @01:46AM

    by noneof_theabove (6189) on Thursday September 09, @01:46AM (#1176062)
    except for a new person in our linux group.
    In his 20's but rocks constantly about 2 inches forward and back.

    Think is a form ADHD but I only play a doctor in forums.

    Yes, it is annoying to see someone who is not "calm and relaxed".
  • (Score: 2) by looorg on Thursday September 09, @07:38AM (2 children)

    by looorg (578) on Thursday September 09, @07:38AM (#1176160)

    I wouldn't say that I hate it. It's, or can be, a bit distracting. If it is just minor tho then I probably don't even really notice. It's much worse with people that are like "hand-talkers", they keep making gestures with their hands as they speak. That is distracting and annoying as hell. It's like they have to move their hands to make their brain work and allow the words to come out of their mouth.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday September 09, @05:58PM (1 child)

      by Anonymous Coward on Thursday September 09, @05:58PM (#1176334)

      Ah, I'm one of those. I /do/ have to move to think properly, especially for doing math.

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday September 10, @09:11AM

        by Anonymous Coward on Friday September 10, @09:11AM (#1176542)

        I can "see" the math I write in the air. The fun some people have watching me do that. My in-laws used to make fun and a couple thought I was faking it. At least until I used the square root algorithm to find the square root of a randomly selected number to wherever their graphing calculator ran out of digits.

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday September 09, @02:48PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday September 09, @02:48PM (#1176272)

    "she/her"
    "he/him"

    wtf is the official terminology for being triggered by pronouns?

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