Thousand yard stare

Why did so many normies swallow this stupid myth? Most of the time, the supposed examples of “thousand yard stare” are just soldiers looking distracted or pensive.

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Yeah this pic in particular has been really distorted. Out of frame is Baby-san giving G.I. Joe some Jap hospitality. That’s the look of a man getting his wiener folded over a thousand times.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It's just a coping mechanism to deal with prolonged exposure to high-stress environments.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I forget this website is filled with literally autistic people until there are threads of wartime photos with men in blatant psychological distress and most of the posters can’t see it.
    All the threads where you don’t understand people reading others emotions to sus out morality make way more sense.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >are just soldiers looking distracted or pensive
    yes exactly lol. A combination of prolonged extreme stress and sleep deprivation gives you a chronically distracted, pensive look that is seldom seen in civilian life.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I forget this website is filled with literally autistic people until there are threads of wartime photos with men in blatant psychological distress and most of the posters can’t see it.
      All the threads where you don’t understand people reading others emotions to sus out morality make way more sense.

      You’re acting as if normal, adjusted, non-autistic people always read emotions correctly too. Across the internet, you would always hear how pic related is a soldier going insane from shell shock when it’s just a soldier smiling for the camera.

      I can find you thousands of examples of civilians in a state of so-called “thousand yard stare” if all it is wearing a pensive, distracted expression on your face.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >You’re acting as if normal, adjusted, non-autistic people always read emotions correctly too
        Fricking this.
        I am so tired of normies overestimating their intuition and psychological skills

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        what a lovely smile, I bet he's a sweetheart

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >Oi!

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        https://i.imgur.com/2IBVPwD.jpeg

        what a lovely smile, I bet he's a sweetheart

        Funny how noone ever posts the other photo of him where he's completely fine other than his hand injury.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I remember first seeing this image in one of my high school history textbooks as an example of someone with shell shock. I just uncritically accepted the story because no reason occurred to me for why I should doubt it. Most people probably did the same.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Anon the other people have a standard ability to read a persons mood and psychological state by looking at their facial expression and body language. If you don’t think that guy is fricked up you seriously should get tested. And no, it’s not the eyes glowing that people are judging that off of.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >Anon the other people have a standard ability to read a persons mood and psychological state by looking at their facial expression and body language
            lmao no they don't. You aren't an "empath" woman

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Look man if you want to wander through life bumping into problems because you’re autistic without knowing it’s because you’re autistic then I’m not going to stop you, just letting you know.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            The shell shock story behind that picture has literally been conclusively debunked, so there's no use grandstanding like this.
            See: https://twitter.com/carlajeanstokes/status/1372925200581283847
            >people have a standard ability to read a persons mood and psychological state by looking at their facial expression and body language
            No lol. Psychological study after study repeatedly shows that people have no such magic ability.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >reddit tier Twitter thread that does nothing to refute the fact that he was in psychological distress at the time of that picture
            Lmao

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Nah, you're just a rube man. Photographs are misleading snapshots of a moment where factors like lighting can affect the mood conveyed and people have a tendency to want to ascribe narratives that aren't there.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        If you don’t think this man is in psychological distress you seriously need to be tested for autism spectrum disorder.

        https://i.imgur.com/W0jJApq.jpeg

        [...]

        Funny how noone ever posts the other photo of him where he's completely fine other than his hand injury.

        He does not look fine. The only reason it’s less obvious is because you’re looking at the side profile of his face, which even still looks distressed. I’m telling you man, this is IQfy you should not be surprised that you might be on the spectrum.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >doesn’t understand what smiling is
          Who’s the autist now?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            You are so far down the spectrum that you think that’s a normal smile, not even just the face either

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Anon the other people have a standard ability to read a persons mood and psychological state by looking at their facial expression and body language. If you don’t think that guy is fricked up you seriously should get tested. And no, it’s not the eyes glowing that people are judging that off of.

        The issue with this picture is that it's just that, a picture. Yes, he looks like he's laughing histerically, which is why people don't doubt this guy was having a episode of some kind when they are first exposed to it, but there are many reasons for why someone smile could look like that (some have a naturally unsettling smile, many have it when they are forcing it for pictures, or the camera simply failed to properly convey the nature of the situation it was portraying).
        With a quick research it appears the soldier was Robert Lindsey Rogers, and apparently not only he wasn't diagnosed with shell shock, he didn't actually show any particular signs of it either. The consensus regarding the picture seems to be that it looks so unsettling due to the bad quality camera and lightning conditions when the picture was taken.

        The shell shock story behind that picture has literally been conclusively debunked, so there's no use grandstanding like this.
        See: https://twitter.com/carlajeanstokes/status/1372925200581283847
        >people have a standard ability to read a persons mood and psychological state by looking at their facial expression and body language
        No lol. Psychological study after study repeatedly shows that people have no such magic ability.

        >Psychological study after study repeatedly shows that people have no such magic ability.
        What? People can definitely read someone's mood by the way they look (ie: if someone is laughing in a happy way you'd assume they are amused about something, if they are frowning and looking down you'd assume they are pensive and perhaps worried). This doesn't mean the reading will be accurate at all times, far from it, and in things like pictures it is especially easy to misinterpret what is actually going on due to the limited amount of information a picture can convey.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >What? People can definitely read someone's mood by the way they look (ie: if someone is laughing in a happy way you'd assume they are amused about something, if they are frowning and looking down you'd assume they are pensive and perhaps worried).
          Well, duh, if someone's smiling you can infer that they're happy, etc. But I assumed you were referring to like folk beliefs that, for example, you can tell whether someone's lying by looking at their body language, or you can glean someone's personality from their face, etc. These things have been debunked.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Anon I’m glad you’re trying to meet halfway but every part of his body is clenched including his facial muscles and his eyes aren’t smiling either.
          If he was just in a normal relaxed state or even focused, or smiling but wasn’t blatantly clenched and tight this photo would never be spread around as a good example

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        https://i.imgur.com/2IBVPwD.jpeg

        what a lovely smile, I bet he's a sweetheart

        https://i.imgur.com/W0jJApq.jpeg

        [...]

        Funny how noone ever posts the other photo of him where he's completely fine other than his hand injury.

        If you don’t think this man is in psychological distress you seriously need to be tested for autism spectrum disorder.
        [...]
        He does not look fine. The only reason it’s less obvious is because you’re looking at the side profile of his face, which even still looks distressed. I’m telling you man, this is IQfy you should not be surprised that you might be on the spectrum.

        [...]
        The issue with this picture is that it's just that, a picture. Yes, he looks like he's laughing histerically, which is why people don't doubt this guy was having a episode of some kind when they are first exposed to it, but there are many reasons for why someone smile could look like that (some have a naturally unsettling smile, many have it when they are forcing it for pictures, or the camera simply failed to properly convey the nature of the situation it was portraying).
        With a quick research it appears the soldier was Robert Lindsey Rogers, and apparently not only he wasn't diagnosed with shell shock, he didn't actually show any particular signs of it either. The consensus regarding the picture seems to be that it looks so unsettling due to the bad quality camera and lightning conditions when the picture was taken.

        [...]
        >Psychological study after study repeatedly shows that people have no such magic ability.
        What? People can definitely read someone's mood by the way they look (ie: if someone is laughing in a happy way you'd assume they are amused about something, if they are frowning and looking down you'd assume they are pensive and perhaps worried). This doesn't mean the reading will be accurate at all times, far from it, and in things like pictures it is especially easy to misinterpret what is actually going on due to the limited amount of information a picture can convey.

        I remember first seeing this image in one of my high school history textbooks as an example of someone with shell shock. I just uncritically accepted the story because no reason occurred to me for why I should doubt it. Most people probably did the same.

        He's not just smiling for the camera. A bullet had just whizzed by, injuring his hand. He's having euphoria from the adrenaline rush just like this sniper laughs after almost having her head taken off.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >These things have been debunked.

          Classic midwit filter.

          /thread

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        https://i.imgur.com/2IBVPwD.jpeg

        what a lovely smile, I bet he's a sweetheart

        Why do anglos literally look like devils?

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    is that springsteen?

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    This thread was a good litmus test to determine just how far removed from human emotion that autistic people are. Its actually somewhat terrifying to me how much people on the spectrum just accept and resign to being complete sociopaths just as a way to cope with not being a "normalgay".
    To be honest, it also explains a lot regarding the average poster on here in general

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      You are here forever.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    What's the myth?

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