posted on Mar, 20 2009 @ 05:44 PM
I'm quite amused that you made a whole thread about this, it made me laugh. It's nice to see someone paying attention to those little details in
behaviour that usually go missed by others.
People are strange and it is a challenge, even fun sometimes to try and figure out why they behave the way they do.
Anyways...i remember this one time when i was having a conversation with a friend of mine about child abuse. It was a very touchy subject for her
because she had experienced it. I can't remember how we got into the convo, but some way in i said something about children being able to have sexual
feelings, in the physical sense. And her reaction to my saying that got me thinking and thinking about why she reacted that way, i guess like how you
have thought about it.
She sort of lifted herself nervously from the seat and had the same reaction that you described as being like denial, even though she was absolutely
right. She said something like "Yeah but you can't look at children as sexual objects" And the way she said it was as though she was telling me
that as if i needed to know it, which was odd (i'm a girl by the way) I thought in my head after she had said it...Naw you don't say.
So i thought about her reaction a bit more and i think perhaps she was reasuring herself that that is the truth...but not even because she needed to
know it but simply because she was completely out of her comfort zone talking on that subject. It made her uncomfortable so she stated the obvious,
not to me, but to herself to make it a little easier, some kind of truth cushion.
This is all very subtle stuff, especially the body language. You may have to try to visualize that example to understand in full what i was picking up
This particular girl had me trying to understand this strange denial type reaction because many a time she had displayed it when talking about various
subject matters. That was the best example i thought i could give.
That person you mentioned who kept saying NO NO NO NO NO (gosh that makes me laugh) He wasn't really saying no to you he was saying no to himself...
maybe...no i don't want to talk about this it's freaking me out as suggested. Take a person out of their comfort zone even a little and you get all
kinds of odd behaviour. Personally i am one quite comfortable to talk about just about anything, infact, the more bizarre the better.