Anyone else get random thoughts telling you to do bad stuff? "Hey, you could totally stab this guy in the neck with that pencil. Everyone would be so shocked. Do it"
@Kangaroo Jacked, I get them while driving. "Hey, if you just jerked the wheel to the right you would get crushed by that 18-wheeler and so will all your friends in the car, maybe then they'll forget that $12 bet you owe them!" Then I'm like nah, I got too many games to play before I die
@Kangaroo Jacked, thank God this is normal. I think.
@Kangaroo Jacked, This happens way too much. I don't like it. Especially since there's times I do it, though that's usually only the tamest of the bad ideas.
@Kangaroo Jacked, I believe it is a reflex your brain has in a dangerous situation or one in which something could go wrong. Like when your on top of a building and you have that weird sensation to jump, it's your brain trying to get you to not do it by implanting that awkward thought. I think. I'm not a doctor.
@Kangaroo Jacked, according to my therapist it's kind of like the brains way of recognizing all possible realities in a situation. It doesn't mean you do it or your a bad person. It's just the minds way of dealing with the randomness and opportunity we have every second of the day. To shamelessly plug Harry Potter in this, "We've all got both light and dark inside of us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That's who we really are."
@Kangaroo Jacked, Cutting the grass yesterday and had one that wanted me to flip the mower and dive head first into it. That one sent a chill up my spine.
@Kangaroo Jacked, multiple times at work in a meeting type setting where everybody is quiet except the speaker, I've randomly thought "I wonder how everyone would react if I just randomly yelled "AH" or just started freaking out"
@NebOlevar, when I'm at the top of a building the temptation to jump is too strong, I'm not suicidal or anything but i imagine it's like skydiving which to date is the greatest experience in my life.
@Kangaroo Jacked, I'm going to write a children's book called: Everyone has an ID. Sometimes you want to stab your brother with a fork. This is normal and ok to think. It is not normal or okay to do. Always remember, someone's ID wants to stab you too. Say hello and make friends with your ID, and you will be able to control and calm it down. Ignore your ID and pretend to be happy all the time and your ID will control you and you will be in jail thinking about how much more you like your brother than jail. Published by Hannah Barbara.
@Kangaroo Jacked, they're actually completely normal for kids and young adults, we are told what's wrong and what's right, but we as a person don't fully form our ideas of what's wrong and what's right. Those thoughts are just your brain saying "screw the rules, I have none."
@Kangaroo Jacked, I have a class with about 500 people in it and I sometimes think "how many of them could I kill before someone stopped me?" Than I remember that if I tried it I would go to jail and that's too much of a hassle.
@Kangaroo Jacked, I get them at least once a month, so hopefully it's normal, if not I'm probably a psychopath
@Kangaroo Jacked, I stabbed a guy with a pencil at school once, turns out it doesn't matter if the tip isn't pointy.
@Allthemidichlorians, it was a short pencil, and it was in the back, so almost no harm done. Although he did threaten to kill me.
@Kangaroo Jacked, In school, sometimes I think about what would happen if I got up and through a freaking temper tantrum and destroyed half the room.
@Kangaroo Jacked, sometimes if my friends and I coplay video games I think them or I worry she is going to grab a knife and stab me. We both take gaming very seriously and also get angry very easily very
@Crapcrapper, me, but anime/manga instead of games.
@Kangaroo Jacked, I once put my leg over the side of a cruise ship in the middle of the Mediterranean to jump off because of one of these thoughts.
@Kangaroo Jacked, half the reason it took so long for civilization to get to this point is because everyone constantly having thoughts like that
@Kangaroo Jacked, That is the absolute definition of an "intrusive thought." They are perfectly normal. All of you may now proceed to Google and feel sane. :)
@Kangaroo Jacked, all the effin time. I was walking along the road once, and there was a guy tying his laces bent over facing the street. I was seized with the sudden, nearly irresistible urge to scream "THIS IS SPARTA!" And kick him into the street.
I didn't do it.
But it was a near thing.
Well I'm just gonna get to school in my dads car
IntrusiveThought: crash the car crash the car crash the car crash the car crash the car crash the car crash the car crash the car crash the car crash the car crash the car
*Pulls into driveway*
I like the bus anyway
I know that feeling
I get those thoughts way before the baby is born. Like. Push the mom down the hill.
DDDDDDDDDD-drop the baby *computer sex noises*
"Murder the baby and its family and hide the bodies in your girlfriends yard...eat the baby.". I get those little thoughts all the time. :)
Glad its not just me.