Creep Vibe

I have something I call the “Creep Vibe.”  It’s a completely irrational gut feeling I get off of people (well, honestly, men) when I meet them.  These people are usually introduced as cool friends of friends, but no matter what, I just get a bad feeling from them.  It’s super awkward, especially since some of them I have to hang out with in a social or professional situation.  I would say I get the creep vibe once or twice a year.  None of the creeps have ever ended up doing anything to me personally (mainly because I would do my best to avoid them), but yet I still trust this instinct.  Yet I feel like an ass when describing why I don’t like them.  Does this happen to other people?  Has your creep vibe been confirmed?  I can think of five of them off the top of my head immediately.  Usually it’s an extreme feeling, not, “Oh I really don’t care for that person.” but “I think that person is not a good person and will do something bad.”  Also it has nothing to do with what we talk about, what they are interested in, etc.  It’s just immediate.

5 comments

  1. Vanessa says:

    Yes and yes. I’ve had my creep factor confirmed AT LEAST 5 times.

    And one of them was a friend of yours. DUN DUNN DUNNNNNNN!

    (oh, you know who i mean. the one i offered to beat into a bloody pulp, when all was said & done with.)

    But I get “secretly lame!” vibe much more often than I get creep vibe.

  2. Sonya says:

    I agree too. I also get a female-equivalent vibe of “evil factor”. You know – those women who look you in the eye and you know they’d gut you.

  3. Sara says:

    I get the creep vibe and the one Sonya mentions, but more often than the creep vibe I get the “don’t trust this person” vibe… they might not be creepy, just shady.

    Have I had any confirmed… I’ve definitely had “don’t trust” confirmed on a few occasions. My favorite – but most infrequent – gut feeling is the “this geek is secretly sexy” vibe. And yes, that has been confirmed.

  4. jennybento says:

    Yes I agree there is that feeling you get about women that is like, “uh oh, you’re bad news.” I don’t get that as often and I guess I feel it’s usually based more on attitude than first impression.

    I guess Creep Vibe is “I don’t trust you.” But it’s based on the feeling a person gives you even before talking to you.

  5. Heidi says:

    Yes, totally. Like, looking in them in the eye will make me completely blush in FEAR or something, it’s instant, and it can’t really be explained. But truly uncomfortable. And I am not a blusher.

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