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Creepiness is the state of being creepy, or causing an unpleasant feeling of fear or unease.[1] A person who exhibits creepy behaviour is called a creep. Certain traits or hobbies may make people seem creepy to others. The internet has been described as increasingly creepy.[2] Adam Kotsko has compared the modern conception of creepiness to the Freudian concept of unheimlich. The term has also been used to describe paranormal or supernatural phenomena.

History and studies[edit]

Clowns are thought by some as creepy

The concept of creepiness has only recently been formally addressed in social media marketing.[3] In the abstract the feeling of "creepiness" is subjective: for example some dolls have been described as creepy.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Pages, The Society. "What is "creepiness"? - Sociological Images".
  2. ^ "The Age of Creepiness". The New Yorker.
  3. ^ Bikramjit Rishi, Subir Bandyopadhyay Contemporary Issues in Social Media Marketing 1317193989 2017 "In this chapter, we define creepiness and discuss how privacy and perceived creepiness differ. Then, we explain why creepiness matters and provide recommendations to minimize the negative effect of perceived creepiness on customer ..."
  4. ^ "What is 'Creepiness'?". 6 October 2015.