First of all, I strongly recommend you to read through a few pages of this thread on a forum I recently stumbled upon: http://www.steadyhealth.com/WEIRD_SE...D_t146445.html
Anyway, ever since I was a small kid I've occasionally had these weird but fascinating sensations. Despite of the nickname it's not a sexual feeling at all, but in my opinion comparable to an orgasm. It's kind of a wonderful, warm tingling that spreads around scalp and inside of head, and sometimes to neck and chest too. It usually comes in kind of pulses or waves and lasts from minutes to over an hour. It's a state of total relaxation and sometimes it also feels like my head is floating, not figuratively but quite literally. It's pretty difficult to explain, but an orgasm inside the head is the best way I can put it. It seems this sensation is something that not everyone experiences. As far as I know there haven't been any researches about it yet, nor does the feeling have an official name, though it's been called ASRM (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response) on a few websites and also in Wikipedia.
Now the funny part is when/how the sensation comes. My English skills are limited so I think this little quote from Wikipedia might explain it better:
"Triggers are very individualized, though common themes and specific triggers, (e.g. Bob Ross videos) have been identified. Common triggers cited from those who experience ASMR often include:
-Exposure to slow, accented, or unique speech patterns
-Viewing educational or instructive videos or lectures
-Experiencing a high empathetic or sympathetic reaction to an event
-Enjoying a piece of art or music
-Watching another person complete a task, often in a diligent, attentive manner - examples would be filling out a form, writing a check, going through a purse or bag, inspecting an item closely, etc.
-Close, personal attention from another person
-Haircuts, or other touch from another on head or back
-Exposure in various forms to a topic or sensory input that creates a sense of awe or overwhelms the individual
-Discussions on ASMR experiences
-Listening and/or watching another person eating/chewing food or swallowing
-Listening to someone whisper"
I was thinking maybe this has something to do with NF personalities since most of the people who've had these things have described themselves as very emotional and empathetic persons who are able to read others exceptionally well and relate to their feelings in a very deep level. So, my hypothesis is that some or maybe even quite many of you fellow NFs might have this too.
What do you think?