Why do people overreact?

It's like they skip being rational and thinking logically. Then straight to sounding like a mouth-breather and bitch the person out just because they said something that is a sensitive topic. Do they bother to stop and wonder if that person is doing it as a joke? That or they truly are curious? This is a huge problem on gag and people need to seriously grow a pair.

  • They are looking to chew someone out
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  • repressed emotions
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  • They react before thinking
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  • None of the above (explain)
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Most Helpful Guy

  • *Wheels in my pair in a wheel barrow* Oh hi there. :v
    It's because some people wouldn't know a joke if it came up a dick-slapped them in the face lol. People are too easily offended these days that even comedians feel the sting from even the most harmless of jokes... it's quite silly really.

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Most Helpful Girl

  • Well it's simple and not simple: there are folks who are damaged on the inside in some way. Either they have reason to be sensitive, or they weren't raised with a sturdy pair of balls, so when people crack jokes about things they find offensive they lose it.

    Also, there's people who just LOVE being offended. Why? Gives them a reason to be an asshole for a "righteous" reason.

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What Guys Said 8

  • They tend to overreact because they get impulsive and react before they think.

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  • Because of poor problem solving skills and poor impulse control - so, D

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  • people dont think about the repercussions. they are keyboard warriors. They think "Oh nothing can happen to me" like giving a cell number out without authorization.

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  • Most people are emotional and, therefore, not logical. This might relate to their intelligence level as most logical folk rate well above the average IQ.

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  • It depends on what they're reacting to, and often their personality as well.

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  • Why are you overreacting to their overreacting?

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    • Meaning if they delete what you said.

    • No, you can say whatever you want to say. And they can react to that in whatever way they want to react, as long as it's legal.

  • Because people are crazy! (People are stupid too!) Thus, I voted they react before thinking.

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  • they are crazy

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What Girls Said 5

  • They react before thinking

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  • My ex use to do this.. He would take everything SO damn seriously. I meant things as a JOKE. I'm the pragmatic and logical one and he's the overly sensitive buttbrain. Ugh, it's painful.

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  • Most people are just reacting without thinking things through fully, I guess.

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  • People not thinking logically and taking things too seriously? That's just human nature.

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  • a lot of people don't think thy just react

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