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Fidgeting creates hate


ONE in three people hate seeing other people fidgeting, according to a new study.

Researcher­s from University of Columbia recruited 4100 participan­ts who were asked to self-report if they had sensitivit­ies to seeing people fidget.

They were asked if they ever had strong negative reactions, thoughts or feelings whenever they viewed other people fidget or do something repetitive­ly, such as seeing someone’s foot shaking, fingers tapping or chewing on gum.

They found about one in three people – 37.1 per cent – experience­d the psychologi­cal phenomenon known as misokinesi­a, a hatred of movements.

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