What is Creepy?

CatitudeBooCatitudeBoo Posts: 525Registered Users Curl Neophyte
Serious inquiry. I see the word 'creepy' being thrown a lot but what exactly is creepy to you? Is it a general behavior or does it depend on who it's coming from more?

I've seen this firsthand. Two people can express interest in someone but if one is conventionally attractive and the other is not, the not-as-attractive person will be more likely to be billed as a "creep". The saying, "It's only sexual harassment if she's not hot" comes to mind. It's rarer that a desirable (i.e. young, attractive, nice body) person will be described as creepy, although they can behave the exact same way as someone who doesn't measure up to conventional beauty standards.

Thoughts?
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  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 19,312Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    When I find someone to be creepy, it's not based on their unattractiveness. But it can be the way they look as in facial expressions, posture, etc. I tend to "feel" a creepy vibe from people and that feeling has often proved to be true. In a nutshell, I would define someone as creepy if they make my hair stand up on the back of my neck or, in other words, they put me on high alert.
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  • CurlyCanadianCurlyCanadian Posts: 10,796Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I'm with Jeepy, its a feeling not the looks of the person. I think when people say its looks, that's an excuse rather then saying the person isn't attractive most of the time.
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  • spiderlashes5000spiderlashes5000 Posts: 17,495Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Serious inquiry. I see the word 'creepy' being thrown a lot but what exactly is creepy to you? Is it a general behavior or does it depend on who it's coming from more?

    I've seen this firsthand. Two people can express interest in someone but if one is conventionally attractive and the other is not, the not-as-attractive person will be more likely to be billed as a "creep". The saying, "It's only sexual harassment if she's not hot" comes to mind. It's rarer that a desirable (i.e. young, attractive, nice body) person will be described as creepy, although they can behave the exact same way as someone who doesn't measure up to conventional beauty standards.

    Thoughts?


    Yep, I can totally see that. Yes, I agree; the above tends to be the case. Weird, bad, annoying or antisocial behavior tends to be tolerated much more readily (even excused and welcomed) if the person doing it is very attractive. I've experienced it.

  • CatitudeBooCatitudeBoo Posts: 525Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    And I should add that the physical appearance of the person doesn't matter as much as how you feel about them. If we're attracted to a person, we're more likely to let them slide (regardless of how they look). I've seen this with both genders.
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  • spiderlashes5000spiderlashes5000 Posts: 17,495Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Yep, halo effect ^^^


    What is beautiful is good/what is good is beautiful/what is evil is ugly/what is ugly is evil = major theme in social-psychological research in the late 1970s and 1980s.

  • JosephineJosephine Posts: 14,176Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    When I find someone to be creepy, it's not based on their unattractiveness. But it can be the way they look as in facial expressions, posture, etc. I tend to "feel" a creepy vibe from people and that feeling has often proved to be true. In a nutshell, I would define someone as creepy if they make my hair stand up on the back of my neck or, in other words, they put me on high alert.

    Yep, there was a maintenance guy at my old apt who i thought was creepy. Just had a weird feeling about him. He ended up getting fired later, but not sure what for. Unattractiveness has nothing to do with creepy or I've been surrounded by creeps most my life lol.

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