View Poll Results: Have you avoided reading a thread because it had a "trigger warning" in the title?

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    Yes, I can't read child abuse cases and prefer not to read when I'm not feeling stable cause I'll break down and won't stop thinking about it so I stay away from trigger warning threads.

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    I don't have triggers but I refuse to read about child abuse or animal abuse.

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    Yep, i have but mostly i can't help myself and will open the 'trigger' threads - really depends on my state of mind that day and what the title of the thread is (ie if it sounds immediately like it will upset me i am more likely to skip it but if it is a vague title i will likely open it out of curiosity - though if once i've seen what is actually about and it is too distressing i will stop reading and exit the thread).

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    Quote Originally Posted by SassyMummy View Post
    No, because nothing "triggers," me.
    This ^

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    Depends how I'm feeling that day..

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    No, but I avoid 'spoiler alert' ones in TV/ movie threads

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    I'm shocking, I will try to avoid but then sometimes I look and sometimes get affected in a very, very bad way. The worst was within a fb spin off group I was added to, a member said something so dispicibly horrible about me that I vomited
    Last edited by share a book; 02-02-2012 at 17:43.

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    No, I have a strong resilliance to these things, I'd rather know than not know about some of the bad things that happen in the world.

    Having said that, I don't think being upset by triggering posts makes a person weak either - it takes a kind of strength to know your limitations.

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    I don't not read, but am better prepared mentally for what the thread is about IYKWIM

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    Yes, absolutely. I have a few triggers and sometimes I feel strong enough to face certain threads (especially if the OP needs support) but other times I don't go anywhere near them.


 

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