How to tell a great horror story without being afraid of being seen as a creep
You don’t need to be afraid of a creep to tell stories about them.
But when it comes to creepiness, we don’t want to be seen as creepy.
In fact, it’s actually a good thing that creepiness is considered a good quality.
“Cute and cuddly” and “the kind of thing you would be embarrassed to be around” are the most common words used to describe creepy behavior, says Jessica Gollan, author of the upcoming book “The Creepiest Creatures in the World.”
But when you want to create an effective creep story, it helps to understand why creepy behavior is so common.
What is creepy?
Creepiness is a term used to characterize behavior that is so unnerving that you might want to avoid doing it.
For example, some people say they can’t stand when people speak loudly, or when they get angry, and it is so upsetting that they are afraid to express their feelings.
When a person is being creepy, she or he is using some kind of threat, a trigger word, to make the situation feel uncomfortable.
Sometimes the behavior is repeated, sometimes it’s subtle.
If the person does not like the way the behavior feels, they may avoid it.
The same is true for some people who have a history of mental health issues.
Some people with OCD are afraid of clowns, for example.
Others might be afraid that they will be labeled a bad person if they interact with others.
What do people do when they are scared?
Most people don’t get scared by a stranger.
It might seem like they are doing something to them or to others, like opening a door, but they aren’t.
It’s a bit like a car bumping into you or an old friend in the street.
People can be scared by strangers too, though.
It could be that the person who was walking down the street is just talking to you, or it could be a neighbor in your neighborhood, who just happens to be talking to your child.
But most people don, in fact, not want to have to deal with a stranger, and they want to feel comfortable, too.
Sometimes it’s the way they act that scares people.
If you see someone walking down a street and they start waving, waving their arms in the air, then they are probably nervous, says Gollann.
“When someone is nervous, it could mean they are acting in a way that is not normal, and there’s something wrong with them,” she says.
How do you tell a creepy story without making the person seem scary?
In many cases, it doesn’t have to be scary.
It doesn’t even have to feel creepy.
It can just be cute and cuddle-worthy.
Here are some of the ways to tell your story without putting yourself in the scary position.
The first thing you can do is tell your audience you are doing it because you have a “fear of the unknown.”
That is, you are just trying to help your story go viral.
You want people to feel safe to share your story.
A great story doesn’t need scary elements.
If it’s not scary, it can be something people would enjoy.
“If it’s a little more like a movie or TV show, it might be more appropriate for the Internet,” says Golly.
“That’s when you have to make sure your story isn’t too scary.”
This is important, says Amanda Gollany, who is the director of the Women’s Empowerment Program at Columbia University’s School of Media, Arts and Social Action.
“There’s a lot of anxiety out there about the social stigma and the social pressures we face online.
If your story is about people having a good time, and you’re a little too scared to share it online, it’ll be much more effective than a horror story,” she said.
To make the story more interesting, you can use some kind, if not all, of subtle humor.
For instance, you might say something like, “I’m a little scared, and I’m really hoping I don’t have anything to do with this.”
A creepy story that’s funny can be a lot more effective.
“Humor can give a sense of a real, honest, and authentic way of feeling,” says Michael D. Gorman, director of research and innovation for the Center for Applied Social Research, a nonprofit research organization.
You can also use a different type of story in your story than the ones you normally tell, which might be a joke, a jokey joke, or something a little different.
You might want a different subject for your story, or you might have to include a “clued in” story, where the person is told what the story is.
The last thing you should do is try to hide your creepy behavior from your audience.
“The important thing to remember is that you have the power to speak your mind