“She sets my teeth on edge.”
“He makes my skin crawl.”
“People like that make me sick.”
Have you ever said that, or, being polite, thought that, about someone?
I know I have.
Why do we like or dislike people?
When we take an instant dislike to someone, we often describe our feelings in these physical terms. If challenged to explain our negative reaction, we tend to mumble something about what they have said or done, or that “they just rub me up the wrong way, that’s all”.