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#1 Tomorrowland

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 02:20 PM

I'm doing a little side project to find out what we think is annoying and why we think it's annoying. Please write anything that truly annoys you in dictation form, and include the sentence prior to the annoying sentence in question. Thank you for your help and please leave some DATA!!!


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#2 DrP

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 03:01 PM

!!!!!11!2!2!!"1!!    DATA DATA DATA DATA DATA DATA DATA  !!!!!!!!!11!1121!!!!24!!!!

 

wOt do U fiNk izz aNnoYiNG???

 

 

SUM PEOPLES HATE CAPSLOCK AND SAY ITS SHOUTING BUT I LIKE IT CUZ IT GETS MY POINT ACROSS MORE CLEARLY!!!!  !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!""!"!!YEA!!!1!112"1!122!!!


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Posted 16 February 2017 - 03:13 PM

Hey! I'm doing a little side project to find out what we think is annoying and why we think it's annoying. Please write anything that truly annoys you in dictation form, and include the sentence prior to the annoying sentence in question. Thank you for your help and please leave some DATA!!!

 

What's the point of being annoyed by anything?


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#4 DrKrettin

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 03:23 PM

I find it unspeakably annoying when people start a post with "hey!". I don't usually react to anybody who addresses me personally like that.


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Posted 16 February 2017 - 04:14 PM

Also - the request for a finalised essay ready to hand in rather than ideas that could be discussed then used is cheeky. It is worse when it is a request that the answers be sent by pm.

 

I was planning to keep on altering what I put in my first post by using the edit button after people had replied to it...  that can be annoying too.

 

 

As for the serious science behind getting annoyed...  I do not know that much about it.

 

As for Dimreeper's question - I see where he is coming from, but in the real world people get annoyed - even Budists, born again Christians, field mice, etc..   What is the point?  I do not know - ask evolution - it is part of our nature and is natural imo.


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Posted 16 February 2017 - 05:30 PM

As for Dimreeper's question - I see where he is coming from, but in the real world people get annoyed - even Budists, born again Christians, field mice, etc..   What is the point?  I do not know - ask evolution - it is part of our nature and is natural imo.

 

Of course we do (everyone)(the plan that doesn't go to plan) expectation is part of our lives, that's where acceptance plays it's hand.


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#7 Tomorrowland

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 05:57 PM

I understand where you guys are coming from, what with the "why even get annoyed", but when I find myself getting annoyed I feel that if I can explain why what they said annoyed me then I can accept that he/she probably wasn't trying to be annoying.


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Posted 16 February 2017 - 06:07 PM

 but when I find myself getting annoyed I feel that if I can explain why what they said annoyed me then I can accept that he/she probably wasn't trying to be annoying.

 

Why does it matter if the annoyance is deliberate? 


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Posted 16 February 2017 - 06:19 PM

 

Why does it matter if the annoyance is deliberate? 

 

 

Because you can judge people by it. People are often annoying because they need to boost their own ego by 1) being condescending; 2) spouting unsubstantiated crap; 3) repeating themselves; 4) being serious when humour is appropriate; 5) being supercilious when being serious is appropriate;  6) talking over you etc. ad infinitum


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Posted 16 February 2017 - 06:28 PM

 

 

Because you can judge people by it. People are often annoying because they need to boost their own ego by 1) being condescending; 2) spouting unsubstantiated crap; 3) repeating themselves; 4) being serious when humour is appropriate; 5) being supercilious when being serious is appropriate;  6) talking over you etc. ad infinitum

 

That may establish why you get annoyed, but it doesn't answer my question.


Because you can judge people by it.

 

Hmmm... there seems to be a biblical message here.


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#11 DrKrettin

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 06:32 PM

 

 

Hmmm... there seems to be a biblical message here.

 

No, I meant that if somebody sets out to annoy you deliberately, you know that they are not worth knowing, and can avoid them.


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Posted 16 February 2017 - 06:37 PM

 

No, I meant that if somebody sets out to annoy you deliberately, you know that they are not worth knowing, and can avoid them.

 

My best friend tries to annoy me on a daily basis, why would I want to avoid him?


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#13 DrKrettin

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 06:45 PM

 

My best friend tries to annoy me on a daily basis, why would I want to avoid him?

 

Male banter between close friends being an exception. Argumentative forums posts ... hmmm.


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#14 Tomorrowland

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 06:47 PM

 It seems I worded my last post wrong.What I was trying to get across was that It would help me keep control of myself, knowing how and why my body is telling me to correct him on everything he's saying.


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Posted 16 February 2017 - 06:47 PM

 Argumentative forums posts ... hmmm.

 

Not trying too...


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Posted 16 February 2017 - 07:03 PM

I just find it fascinating that the way you word something could be the difference between a debate and a discussion. For instance, if DrKettin had started the post with something along the lies of  "That's an interesting point. I think it's because......", then your conversation would look completely different! Maybe I'll look into that one of these days. 


Also - the request for a finalised essay ready to hand in rather than ideas that could be discussed then used is cheeky. 

 

Oh, I probably shouldn't have used dictation form, huh.  I meant it like "writing the first sentence and afterwards the annoying response would be the easiest way to gather samples", not "write an entire Paragraph or else."


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#17 dimreepr

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 07:09 PM

Oh, I probably shouldn't have used dictation form, huh.  I meant it like "writing the first sentence and afterwards the annoying response would be the easiest way to gather samples", not "write an entire Paragraph or else."

 

It's certainly a way to avoid a sensible paragraph...


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Posted 17 February 2017 - 12:59 AM

In the recent years, I am the most annoyed when politician is doing exactly reverse what is good for humankind...


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Posted 17 February 2017 - 01:45 AM

So maybe Its defensive? maybe we get annoyed when people start to change or "lie" about ( ex. have any opinion other than yours that contradicts your opinion, rendering your evidence useless) things that are part of our every day lives. This makes us want to defend what we are closest to, being annoying in turn. 

 

 

My best friend tries to annoy me on a daily basis, why would I want to avoid him?

 

 

 

No, I meant that if somebody sets out to annoy you deliberately, you know that they are not worth knowing, and can avoid them.

 

 

In the recent years, I am the most annoyed when politician is doing exactly reverse what is good for humankind...


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Posted 17 February 2017 - 05:03 PM

Post #2:

 

 

Wait, we didn't think about actions that are annoying. They wouldn't be defensive, unless you consider your personal bubble. Still, I don't think that's why actions are annoying. also, I didn't realize that we slipped past differences in wording! why is one sentence that expresses an idea more annoying than another? this can't be explained by my previous theory, so we'll need to tweak some of the ideas.


Another good Question: Why can things that are obviously intended to be nice taken as rude and annoying? 


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