Why do people on g@g get "triggered" so easily?

I asked a question about teenage boys and why some of them are immature and so many people were geninely offended. Like people were telling me "fuck you" and "but what about teenage girls tho" and blah blah blah. One guy even reported me for it. Are you kidding me? I even apologized and people were still mad. I found it funny, because people talk about feminists getting triggered but guys can get triggered easily as well. I see it a lot on here. Everyone complains about something, even me.

So, why do you get triggered? Are you triggered easily? Does it annoy you at how easily someone, man or woman, gets offended these days?

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  • Some have little more in their lives to be proud of than their own opinions. When people build their identity around their opinions, to argue with them makes them feel like they are being attacked. If they don't know how to cope with it, they might lash out.

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  • Emotional intelligence and the ability to take corrective criticism are somethings that are flying out the window as our world becomes increasingly sensitive to EVERYTHING. You can thank all our social media outlets (FB, Instagram, Snapchat, GaG, etc.) they give EVERYONE a voice. Including the increasingly sensitive and sometimes those people who base their opinions in some fairytale land (not reality based stuff).
    I don't let myself get triggered so easily. Its something that comes with age (in most cases), both knowing who i am, how to detach myself from the words being used, or realizing where the person might be right and wrong are important.
    I wouldn't have escaped my "Whoa was me, I'm such a nice guy and girls only love assholes" phase without questioning some of my ideas and principles. I was a passive aggressive prick who tip toed around telling females I wanted them and expected them to read my mind even turned down getting laid because I wasn't confident in MYSELF and still blamed women. And some people DONT like to think their wrong (possible childhood issues).

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  • Not saying you specifically, but a lot of people write really antagonistic subject lines for their questions. People have already rolled their eyes and come into the question ready for a fight, regardless of what the body of the question actually is.

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  • I just want you to remember all these guys here (make a list or something) who are talking who are like"so many sensitive jerks" or "they're are immature" etc like they are really blaming others. And then compare it later with guys on your questions that offend them. You will surprise yourself ☺

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  • Whenever someone says "why do all (or most) _____ do this" people get offended since they feel if they're part of that group that you're attacking them directly.
    I'm sure you're not.

    Them responding in an immature way just proves your thesis.

    Don't apologize if you're not wrong.

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  • how dare say that it offends me as a jewish christain muslim bisexual , trisexual , transgender sjw feminist black Asian guy

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  • I confirm the myth :o
    Certain subjects are delicate and seem to have "lobbies" that get triggered when you talk about them.
    Talk about free arms possession or about Trump and you'll get reactions with a political smell :-(

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  • Was i offended? I wasn't. Sorry if it seemed like that.

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  • I still am unsure where the line is when being triggered or calling someone out of just getting angry is?

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  • Well, with guys, I think it's because they just get sick of females downing everything about them all the time. I'm not saying you were necessarily doing that, but it's pretty redundant on GaG for girls to talk about everything they think is wrong with guys. They pretend they don't do that even though they really do, and if a guy talks about females he gets all manner of hate as well.

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  • People like to nitpick. That's the term I'll use to answer why people got upset or bothered by your question and ones like it. I guess they assume that you're picking on one gender and completely disregarding the issues of the opposite sex that wasn't mentioned.

    In other cases, people just like to troll and make fools of themselves. :P

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  • Because they likely don't have much going on in their lives, and there are people out there who feel that to represent a movement or an opinion (instead of, you know, supporting it by actually partaking in it, donating to the causes they bitch about, attending rallies, etc) they have to bitch on the internet like it's somehow going to make a difference.

    Shit all triggers me because I don't give a damn.

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    • Exactly like why are you mad though

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    • Like people always say that girls are always triggered but I've seen some guys get triggered on here too. I have depression, but I'm nowhere near as triggered as some of these people.

    • A lot of people feel that the only way to defend or represent something is to lose their shit on the internet unfortunately.

  • There's a lot of easily triggered men, meat eaters, conservatives etc yet they claim that it's only women, vegans, liberals etc who get offended.

    Let me piss them off, just for the fuck of it:
    -"nice guys" are the biggest hypocrites. You can't expect your kindness only to get her panties dripping and then get mad and become a misogynist and still claim that you're "nice".
    -meat literally is one of the worst things you can do to the environment. It pollutes water, pollutes the air, takes up so much land, requires so much water. And this isn't even taking into account all the animals that die for our selfish consumption, not to mention the horrible conditions they are in. Also, for western meat eaters, it's hypocritical af to call Asians monsters or barbaric for eating dog meat, yet we eat cows, pigs, chickens etc and cows are sacred in other cultures.
    -You shouldn't be required to stand up for the national anthem or be required to stand up for the pledge of allegiance. Especially not kids. That's just blind nationalism and pretty much indoctrination. We used to criticize nazis for doing it yet now we do the same.

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  • Yes, haha. All the butthurt babies act like they're tough to the bone, but so many were #triggered when I created my "how much of a feminist are you" question.

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  • 1.bp.blogspot.com/.../rustled-jimmies-9.jpg

    hehe.

    - They take it super personally, don't like the idea someone else might be right, etc, etc.

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  • If it is Someone who doesn't like a Certain Subject, it's a Sore Subject to them, @RaibowFanGirl. such as Religion and Politics.
    Times like this, I feel on here, dear, Best from the Rest for Anyone, Including Myself, to Go Blue or Pink ANON.
    It's helped me Get Master.
    Good luck and Great question, Thank you again for the Invite. xx

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  • Your question was objectively asked because it was based on experience but I guess the reactions you got were subjective, thus the criticisms about the "general" notions about teenage boys. Hence, "triggered."

    Feminists? I thought they are for equality for both men and women?

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    • You ever been on YouTube? People always make fun of people for being triggered. That's what I was talking about. I don't think triggered is that right word though. But yeah, so many people were geninely upset with me, even when I apologized. I don't understand it.

    • Yes, I visit YouTube almost everyday but I don't really watch videos containing highly opinionated stuff.

      Those people were probably upset with you because they're incapable of recognizing the fact that you have your own stand.

      If they accepted your apology, they should've understood you and respected you instead-- but they didn't. That is clearly not good.

  • I think they think its enjoyment or funny to do when it just makes them look like a ass to other people.

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  • Because many of the people who will leave an opinion on such posts feel courageous enough to speak up only through online mediums like GaG. They're quiet as a mouse in rl, so are doubly loud/obnoxious online to compensate. 😩

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  • People who are easily triggered, they tend to assume and presume rather than seek facts or seek to understand others' motivations or the bigger picture. A practical or logical approach about issues that come up may not be used, because their first and foremost goal is to eliminate the pain they feel when triggered into feeling offended. They often believe lashing out is the quickest, most effective way to ease the pain. Possible short- and long-term consequences of this action are not considered

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    • Also don't apologise because someone threw their toys out of the pram.

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