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Do You Suffer From 'Cute Aggression'?

AdriHead 2013/01/29 22:53:05
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Yes, cute aggression is real -- and yes, it's dangerous. Well, scratch that last part. But it is weird! New research finds that when people are presented with universally "cute" things -- like puppies or babies -- feeling a sense of aggression is actually quite normal. But, it's not bad aggression. It's cute aggression! If you ever wanted to pinch an adorable baby's cheeks or passionately squeeze a cute puppy, you probably have cute aggression.

In the study, which took place at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, researchers found that people looking at pictures of "cute" things popped more bubbles on a sheet of bubble wrap than did people viewing neutral, or even funny, pictures. Do you think you suffer from "cute aggression"?

BODYODD.NBCNEWS.COM reports:
Ever reacted to the sight of a cute puppy or darling infant by squealing, "I want to eat you up!"? Or maybe you can't help but want to pinch your grandbaby's adorable cheeks. You're not alone.
cute puppy darling infant squealing eat pinch grandbabys adorable cheeks

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  • boredcolliedogBringMarianne... 2013/01/30 00:37:07
    Yes, I want to squeeze adorable things so, so hard!!!
    boredcolliedogBringMarianneBack!
    +15
    It's insane how hard I want to squeeze my dogs and slobber all over them!
    They are sooooo sweet and sooooo beautiful and sooooo perfect and do such cute things!
    Just makes me crazy!

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  • drakey wakey 2013/03/23 22:07:27
    Yes, I want to squeeze adorable things so, so hard!!!
    drakey wakey
    Awwwww I could eat that little puppy he's so cute
  • Lelouch_Vi_Britainnia 2013/03/17 10:34:49
    Yes, I want to squeeze adorable things so, so hard!!!
    Lelouch_Vi_Britainnia
    I'm glad they found a name for this my rats have suffered from my cute aggression
    I squeeze them a little too hard sometimes.......I also think my dog is cute expecially when he growls at me so I provoke him and he growl more I feel like a nutcase a psycho.......
  • justnotsaying (: 2013/02/08 02:12:59
    Yes, I want to squeeze adorable things so, so hard!!!
    justnotsaying (:
    I can't help it.
  • E3 2013/02/06 00:18:24
    No, is that a real thing?
    E3
    +1
    No, I just have a strong feeling to protect whatever it is that I find cute because it's small and vulnerable.
  • MS PRUD 2013/02/05 23:27:35
    Yes, I want to squeeze adorable things so, so hard!!!
    MS PRUD
    I love puppys (English bulldogs)
  • mackenzie matthews 2013/02/05 01:20:47
    Yes, I want to squeeze adorable things so, so hard!!!
    mackenzie matthews
    it depends on what is the " cute thing" and if I agree then yes
  • BluebirdJam 2013/02/04 20:22:58
    Yes, I want to squeeze adorable things so, so hard!!!
    BluebirdJam
    Wh doesn't? Does anyone else get this weird feeling like their insides are melting and in a puddle by their feet. Because I totally do.
  • Dave 007 2013/02/03 12:43:00
    No, is that a real thing?
    Dave 007
    Dog and cats are cute. And That's were it ends.
  • Christine 2013/02/03 07:15:53 (edited)
    No, is that a real thing?
    Christine
    I'd rather gently pet the puppy or just hold it. I don't want to Smush it. But I do say stuff like that once in a great while. Sometimes I'll be playing with my dog and be like "I love you kasei! I'm gonna smush you!" But I don't really. I just gently pick him up and pet him. Hmmm... Maybe I DO have cute aggression...
  • pantagruella 2013/02/02 06:16:16
    No, is that a real thing?
    pantagruella
    This has passed me by. I'm always very gentle.
  • Sunny 2013/02/02 01:36:53
    No, is that a real thing?
    Sunny
    +1
    This is such BS, it is ridiculous!
  • Vallin Sfas 2013/02/01 16:02:33
    No, is that a real thing?
    Vallin Sfas
    Only for CUTE [bass] guitars, cute girls (groupies!) and cute genderqueers/transgenders!
  • Jayfeather 2013/02/01 10:21:25
    Yes, I want to squeeze adorable things so, so hard!!!
    Jayfeather
    Oh my goodness! I WUV cute things! I wouldn't hurt them, but I would want to hug and snuggle them! My favorite things are baby animals of any kind! I want to squish them and squeeze them and wuv them! sdf awww cute hugz
  • Lee 2013/02/01 07:24:01
    Yes, I want to squeeze adorable things so, so hard!!!
    Lee
    Yes!!! I just wanna squeeze, and pinch, and hug anything adorable!! I don't, but I really want to!
  • ilikechickensandcows :3 2013/02/01 00:04:34
    No, is that a real thing?
    ilikechickensandcows :3
  • nicesteve 2013/01/31 22:41:08
    Yes, I want to squeeze adorable things so, so hard!!!
    nicesteve
    But not so hard as to cause harm to the poor critter. But I do love both
    kittens and foals.
  • caleb.davis.7374 2013/01/31 21:38:58
    Yes, I want to squeeze adorable things so, so hard!!!
    caleb.davis.7374
    thats what she said
  • Lulu's Mom 2013/01/31 20:28:41
    Yes, I want to squeeze adorable things so, so hard!!!
    Lulu's Mom
    Just ask Lulu.
  • Masaca 2013/01/31 20:19:09
    No, is that a real thing?
    Masaca
    No, I just smile when I see cute things.
  • roxie 2013/01/31 20:14:34
    Yes, I want to squeeze adorable things so, so hard!!!
    roxie
  • nick.morris.12327 2013/01/31 18:18:55
    Yes, I want to squeeze adorable things so, so hard!!!
    nick.morris.12327
    +4
    actually i suffer from real cute aggression - i want to destroy the baby or the puppy, and I want it to die for being so cute and happy - it is something that I have this agrression because I have been hurt by so much abuse and shouting and manipultion...

    that's really what cute aggression means, and not the cute love that you're talking about!
  • marianne nick.mo... 2013/01/31 19:46:57 (edited)
    marianne
    +1
    is it just me, but it makes me think of 'lenny', from 'of mice and men'.....;-]
  • drakey ... marianne 2013/03/23 22:09:57
    drakey wakey
    Same
  • Lelouch... nick.mo... 2013/03/17 10:22:20
    Lelouch_Vi_Britainnia
    I have it too and it is not a beautiful thing. The thing is cute and I overeact in cruel ways that I feel horrible about. The dog growls at me a rush goes thriugh me I wave my hand and provoke him he growls more and more I think so cute.......... It feels so psychotic and nuts. It feels horrible like a drug and seeing these cute litle happy fluffballs sets me on the edge and I want to. Squeeze and squeeze and squeeze. There is no love in that it is selfishness. I'm glad they found a name for it.........I felt so nuts. It was my dark secret
  • Princess 2013/01/31 17:58:48
    Yes, I want to squeeze adorable things so, so hard!!!
    Princess
    I have always had a weakness for cute things. But I am good at restricting myself from squeezing adorable things.
  • rmullan3 2013/01/31 17:38:28
    Yes, I want to squeeze adorable things so, so hard!!!
    rmullan3
    +1
    I will hug him and hold him and call him George!! lol Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck cartoon from many moons ago!!!
  • Christine rmullan3 2013/02/03 07:21:37
    Christine
    I remember that one!!
  • Dori 2013/01/31 16:36:29
    No, is that a real thing?
    Dori
    No my agression surfaces from the growing trend of stupidity. Have you heard about the Taco Bell commercial that was pulled because it mocked vegetables? I'm dyin' here!
  • Taylor 2013/01/31 15:15:01
    Yes, I want to squeeze adorable things so, so hard!!!
    Taylor
    +1
    Hence why i get a mans dog, so i do not accidentally kill the poor thing when i do. Siberian huskies and German shepherds ftw.
  • Randi 2013/01/31 14:57:04
    Yes, I want to squeeze adorable things so, so hard!!!
    Randi
    I definitely have cute aggression! : - )
  • mari.bisignani 2013/01/31 14:55:21
    Yes, I want to squeeze adorable things so, so hard!!!
    mari.bisignani
    I love babies and puppies so much so I can't resist when I see them I just want to eat them up
  • Veronica 2013/01/31 14:50:23
    Yes, I want to squeeze adorable things so, so hard!!!
    Veronica
    +1
    How can you say no? (: adorable pandas adorable puppies
  • hasher 2013/01/31 13:44:49
    No, is that a real thing?
    hasher
    +1
    i like to hug puppies and dogs but i dont squeeze them .
  • debhead 2013/01/31 09:31:26
    No, is that a real thing?
    debhead
    +2
    Puppies make me feel soft and gentle, not aggressive.
  • Avi Rosen 2013/01/31 08:55:29
    Yes, I want to squeeze adorable things so, so hard!!!
    Avi Rosen
    +1
    But I wouldn't call it aggression...
  • Lelouch... Avi Rosen 2013/03/17 10:27:59
    Lelouch_Vi_Britainnia
    I would call it a maniacle high that you will be so ashamed of because you love the little fluffballs but you just can't help squeezing.....harder harder and harder it feels like a high
  • Woof 2013/01/31 08:14:34 (edited)
    Yes, I want to squeeze adorable things so, so hard!!!
    Woof
    +1
    I hug my dogs lot.
  • Nichole 2013/01/31 07:35:41
    Yes, I want to squeeze adorable things so, so hard!!!
    Nichole
    +1
    Not really squeeze them hard, but hug them...a lot...
  • Alexis Garcia 2013/01/31 05:35:39
    Yes, I want to squeeze adorable things so, so hard!!!
    Alexis Garcia
    +1
    Surprisingly yes. I thought I was weird!
  • shadowcat_2 2013/01/31 05:16:15
    No, is that a real thing?
    shadowcat_2
    +2
    Terminology-- Actions are Termed aggressive as They are :Violent:':P

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