Disgust is surprisingly common across nature.
Twelve great articles breaking down what makes you flinch, squirm, and turn up your nose in disgust.
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His sketch show, “I Think You Should Leave,” zeroes in on the panic-inducing feelings of living in a society where we can’t agree on the rules.
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Ever felt repulsed by the person you’re supposed to be attracted to? Rhik Samadder explains the history of the ‘ick’ – a romantic gut reaction – and what to do when it strikes. Plus, Philippa Perry on its psychological meaning.
BONUS READ: How To Handle a Case of ‘the Icks’ in a New or Long-Term Relationship via Well+Good.
It may depend on whether you're an “easily empathetically embarrassed” person.
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Does the sound of your own voice make you want to cover your ears? You are not alone.