Is Your Job “Creepy”?

Halloween is right around the corner.

But do you know what makes a person really “creepy?”


Recent research provides us with some useful clues.

It turns out that not knowing is a big part of it.


Not just that uncertainty about a person can be creepy…creepy people probably don’t know that they’re creepy.

That’s right. Less than 10% of people think that the people who creep them out are actually aware of doing so.


So, are you creepy? Keep reading if you dare to find out.


Creepy jobs

Creepy people might do creepy things, and sometimes they have creepy jobs too.

To give you some idea, here’s a list of 21 jobs creepy people have, ranked from most to least creepy.


The most creepy:

  • Clown
  • Taxidermist
  • Sex shop owner
  • Funeral director


A little bit creepy:

  • Taxi driver
  • Unemployed
  • Clergy
  • Janitor
  • Garbage collector


Least Creepy:

  • Guard
  • Writer
  • Actor
  • Construction worker
  • Software engineer
  • Cafeteria worker
  • Financial advisor
  • Doctor
  • Professor
  • Farmer
  • Teacher
  • Meteorologist



Creepy hobbies

Creepy people might do creepy things in their spare time as well.

One hobby comes up especially often—collecting things.


The creepiest collections to have are:

  • Dolls
  • Insects or reptiles
  • Body parts (such as teeth, bones, fingernails)

(Stamps probably aren’t so bad.)


Other most creepy hobbies include some form of “watching.”

Following people and taking pictures of them (especially children) can be especially creepy.

But even bird-watching is considered creepy by many people.



The creepiest thing of all

If you’re a creepy person, you probably don’t even know that you’re creepy.

Why? Creepiness isn’t really about what a person actually does, or even necessarily what they have done.

It’s a perception of what they might do in the future.


The perception is in the eye of the beholder.

The only way to really know is to ask…and just hope you get an honest response.

Happy Halloween!




Image credits: Brickset, Brian Rinker, Oleg, likeaduck

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