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Posted by: Bee | 2011/08/06

gore, concerned

I''m curious about death and such. I often view ''gory'' images on the web, some extremely violent, although i cant stand seeing ''any'' suffering of any kind, mostly all ''post death/mortem'' event images of all kinds, aftermath, if you will. I wonder if there''s something wrong with me. Is this normal? Curiosity? I worry b''cause a few years ago, such things would have caused me major fear and anxiety!
Your thoughts on this? Thanks B.

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Expert ImageCyberShrink

So you feel nosy about such situations AFTEr the suffering is over ? There are many possible significances if this is becoming an obsession or even an over-indulgence, but only in proper counselling are you likely to fruitfully come to understand it. Sometimes it's an issue of a sort of counter-phobic behaviour, confronting what used to threatening, and trying to confirm that it no longer has such power to bother you.
At a lesser level it's common enough, as witnessed by the major traffic jams caused by people who slow down to view an accident

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Posted by: Bee | 2011/08/08

Yes ,the counter-phobic theory makes sense to me, thanks alot

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Posted by: cybershrink | 2011/08/07

So you feel nosy about such situations AFTEr the suffering is over ? There are many possible significances if this is becoming an obsession or even an over-indulgence, but only in proper counselling are you likely to fruitfully come to understand it. Sometimes it's an issue of a sort of counter-phobic behaviour, confronting what used to threatening, and trying to confirm that it no longer has such power to bother you.
At a lesser level it's common enough, as witnessed by the major traffic jams caused by people who slow down to view an accident

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