Picture this: 4 years old, watching Thriller and loving it up to the point when MJ turns into a zombie.
Now picture this: 18 years old, watching Blair Witch Project and being okay with it until weird shit startED happening.
And lastly picture this: 32 years old, watching Trump become president.
Basically, I haven’t changed for the last 29 years when it comes to scary shit. I’ve accepted that. I am a scaredy cat and perfectly okay with it. I don’t do scary movies. I don’t do haunting houses. I barely do Halloween parties and if I do, it has to be someone who is not into Halloween too much because then, I know that their place won’t turn into a haunted house. I probably wouldn’t date anyone who loves scary movies because I would think he has potential to be a serial killer. Hell, I don’t even do pranks because I know it will probably come back to me and easily rattle my senses. Yes, it’s ridiculous and over the top but I can't deny my truth.
Apparently, as a highly sensitive person (HSP), this character trait is not that surprising. According to Elaine N. Aron, Ph.D., writer of The Highly Sensitive Person, “…highly sensitive people are so high in empathy and more easily overstimulated [that] movies with violence or horror themes may not be their cup of tea.” (Source) Ironically, one of my favorite movies is Departed but that’s another story for another day.
I’m a straight up bitch when it comes to scary shit and I’ve accepted that, owned that and perfectly alright with that.
So people, please do not think I’m being a prude when I say no to all things Halloween. It’s that… I’m a straight up bitch when it comes to scary shit and I’ve accepted that, owned that and perfectly alright with that. And if you’re like me, you should be the same way because we just like to laugh, smile and be happy with our entertainment and a lot of people like that too.
Have you been holding onto the same confession as me? Let’s discuss!