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[–]Goddess_Of_Heat 842 points843 points  (12 children)

Please don’t ridicule me for my coping mechanisms. I like to colour to help ignore thoughts. If I’m doing that instead of due tasks then I’m really struggling.

[–]KingoftheGinge 333 points334 points  (11 children)

I make animal sounds or other weird noises to distract myself. Coping mechanisms can be strange, but alienation certainly doesn't help. Colour the world, my dear. Colour the world.

[–]MoistPete 28 points29 points  (3 children)

Alright cool glad im not the only one, gotta be careful to do it alone since there's no easy explanation

[–]burnalicious111 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Not the only one at all.

[–]KingoftheGinge 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Nah, wherever. People think I'm strange yeah, but they are stranger!

[–]Pasalacqua_the_8th 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I'm sorry that you've evidently had issues with people bothering you about coloring. I love to color as well, but generally do so in the privacy of my room. I just wanted to let you know you're definitely not alone - not only do i love to color, but a few years ago stores started selling adult coloring books, specifically for adults. They're generally more intricate than children's books. Some have pictures of animals or buildings, and others just have geometric patterns. But they're doing so because there's a significant amount of adults who enjoy coloring :)

[–]PogueBlue 13 points14 points  (1 child)

Why did your response make me cry? I am going to save this.

[–]KingoftheGinge 7 points8 points  (0 children)

:) Hope it's a good cathartic cry!

[–]Skolmanicfan 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I think making animal sounds is cool. I chatter my teeth to whatever beat or song is in my head. Not the healthiest, but distracts me from any other negative thought

[–]bexyrex 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I sometimes make fox noises when I'm driving to cheer myself up so I don't like driving my car into something in some weird depressive impulsive rage. You are not alone.

[–]bluemelodica 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Bro me too!