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Almost one in three people hate seeing others fidget, study finds

Daily Mail - Science & tech

If you're irritated by the mere sight of people fidgeting, a new scientific study suggests you're not alone. Researchers in Canada recruited 4,100 participants who were asked to self-report whether they have sensitivities to seeing people fidget. They found that almost one in three people experienced the psychological phenomenon known as'misokinesia, or a'hatred of movements'. Misokinesia is psychological response to the sight of someone else's small but repetitive movements, the experts say, and it can seriously affect daily living. Misokinesia - the'hatred of movements' - is a psychological response to the sight of someone else's small and repetitive movements (concept image) Misokinesia - or the'hatred of movements' - is a psychological phenomenon that is defined as a strong negative affective or emotional response to the sight of someone else's small and repetitive movements.