nancylebov (nancylebov) wrote,

Excellent discussion about teasing

What it can be like to be teased by a random stranger, possible responses, teasing and non-teasing subcultures......

Related: Cat, Dogs, and Jerks, a description of human social interaction.

One more thought on the whole thing-- it occurs to me that people of good will from teasing sub-cultures don't get reliable feedback on when teasing isn't working out well because a lot people who don't like being teased have been told "If you react, you'll just be teased more", or actually been treated that way by teasers who weren't of good will.

If you tease someone, and they seem to freeze or to be working really hard to come up with a response, this is probably a good time to pull back.

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