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James, 22, Pennsylvania, Part-Time Panda
Everyone needs to read this, this is an awesomely accurate and adorable dog body language chart. A lot of people don’t recognize a lot of these cues (the stress signals come immediately to mind).
Woah, I’m pretty empathic but I didn’t realize the “NEED SPACE” whale eyes one. I thought it was more of a nervous/leery but tired emotion, which I guess is similar. Now that I think about it, the few times when I’ve been surprised at a dog’s behavior is when they exhibit that emotion, so right on! People really do tend to push the “stressed” buttons fairly often, and then get upset when the dogs don’t react the way they think they should react -.-
our days are numbered, we know we’re not gettin’ any younger
but it’s nights like these that make you not really care
Since it’s Pioneer Day, here’s my favorite song from the band I will forever love.
It’s our last time, to say goodnight.
Don’t say goodbye, ‘cause in the morning we’ll,
we’ll see you around~
Sherlock, Sherlock, little star,
How I wonder where you are,
Up above buildings so high,
Like a hero in the sky,
Face stained red,
One more miracle…
Don’t be dead.
I like to see people reunited, I like to see people run to each other, I like the kissing and the crying, I like the impatience, the stories that the mouth can’t tell fast enough, the ears that aren’t big enough, the eyes that can’t take in all of the change, I like the hugging, the bringing together, the end of missing someone.
This scene…always gets me
Favorite moments from Doctor Who Christmas Specials Past: Christmas Dinner with The Ponds
Doctor Who: The Doctor, the Widow, and the Wardrobe
I kind of had a bad day.
So I drew this to make myself feel better.
Even strong people need a friend to open up to :)
I hate it when people are like “wow I’m so awkward!” or they think acting awkward is cute and quirky. It’s not cute and fun when you actually are awkward and can’t talk to anyone or make any friends. I’m socially awkward and have social anxiety, it’s horrible because I want to make friends but I can’t so I’m always alone and it fucking sucks. Most people are like “wow it can’t be that hard to talk to people!” Well it is.
Not to mention, it’s fucking terrifying! That awkwardness is borne out of legitimate fear of people. Fear of what they’ll say, of what they’ll think of you. And it’s stupid and pointless and you know it’s stupid and pointless but you can’t stop it anyway. And then when you do fuck up, even if you don’t but you think you do, you go after yourself mentally as if you were the reincarnation of Hitler.
So yeah. Social awkwardness or social anxiety isn’t cute. It isn’t ‘quirky’ or something that makes you a sparkly special snowflake. It’s terrible and it sucks and it hurts.
I think what you’re describing is social ANXIETY, not just awkwardness. I’d describe myself as being socially awkward, but not socially anxious so much that it -prevents- me from interacting with others. Sometimes I do get all nervous about worrying that what I’ll say will be judged or I’ll come off as an idiot, but I throw myself out there and do it anyway. People do describe me as being cute or silly because of it. It’s not that I try to come off that way, but when you’re talking and you randomly stutter or crack your voice or falter, people see it as being cute I guess. I might be silently berating myself for those little errors, but I keep trying anyway. People don’t see those little errors as being HUGE mistakes the way that we feel they are. Emotions are often irrational, remember that.
When I was in high school, I probably had full-on social anxiety, but I was DETERMINED to work on it, and after taking little steps over the years, I’ve come a long way. Find people who act kindly/encouragingly to you screwing up socially, and practice being social with them. Try speaking on a headset with a good online friend, if you really can’t IRL. Once you’re good with that, move on to other things, like the phone with your best friend or trying to start a short and random convo about the weather with a stranger at a Starbucks who will never see you again. Just find what makes you the most comfortable even if it doesn’t feel that way, and practice! It’s just like anything else in your life that you wanna get good at, practice! It’s DEFINITELY not gonna happen overnight, and it’s gonna feel crappy for awhile, but if you really wanna be good at it, ya gotta put the time, pain, and effort into it if you don’t wanna be crippled by it all the time.
Much of my life had been devoted to trying not to cry in front of people who loved me, so I knew what Augustus was doing. You clench your teeth. You look up. You tell yourself that if they see you cry, it will hurt them, and you will be nothing but a sadness in their lives, and you must not become a mere sadness, so you will not cry, and you say all of this to yourself while looking up at the ceiling, and then you swallow even though your throat does not want to close and you look at the person who loves you and smile.
How many of you have seen Wreck It Ralph?
I’m not gonna say anything specific, so as not to spoil anything serious, but there’s one scene in there where Felix makes a comment, a relatively innocuous one, to another character, and that character has a traumatic flash back and freaks the fuck out.
That, my friends, my followers, is a trigger.
A trigger is not getting upset, a trigger is not getting offended. It’s not getting jealous because of something, and it sure as hell isn’t an excuse to try and exert your views over everybody else. It’s a reaction to a traumatic experience. It’s an unfortunate, traumatic experience/state, and it’s being watered down by it’s overuse on tumblr by people who hardly have a grasp on what it means.
My mom’s boyfriend is triggered by loud, sudden noises. He has PTSD, due to several years of service and several terms overseas in Iraq as a medic in the army. He killed a man in self defense, and is still suffering because of it today.
If you honestly get that reaction from seeing a picture of hot dogs, you should invest in some serious psychiatric help immediately.
So you know what? be thankful that you don’t have to suffer through that, and promptly
dare i say it
check your privileges.
Thank you for this. Truly.. thank you so much for posting this. It really isn’t about anything selfish, but a personally traumatic experience that I can’t erase from my mind that makes me immediately erupt in tears.
The Emotional Guidance Scale
This scale shows the most common human emotions and where they roughly fall on a continuum of positive to negative. Its purpose is to help identify where you’re at so you can work toward moving up on the scale.
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