• A piece, as a lever, which is connected with a catch or detentas a means of releasing it; especially (Firearms), the part of a lockwhich is moved by the finger to release the cock and discharge thepiece. Trigger fish (Zoöl.), a large plectognath fish (BalistesCarolinensis or B. capriscus) common on the southern coast of theUnited States, and valued as a food fish in some localities. Itsrough skin is used for scouring and polishing in the place ofsandpaper. Called also leather jacket, and turbot.

  • A word used often by idiots on Tumblr to justify their bitchy attitudes, most of whom don't know what a real traumatic experience is.

  • A topic, phrase or word that emotionally sets someone off. Could refer to anger, or reliving a traumatic experience. Sometimes this is logical, other times it seems like an attention grab. It is fairly common for certain communities on, for example, Livejournal to be overly sensitive to people's 'triggers' (often but not always relating to sexual assault)--any mention of violence may be censored.

    1. A term used to describe sensations, images, or experiences that trigger a traumatic memory. Related to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

  • What you pull to shoot a gun.

  • A strong emotional reaction set off by a set of words or image that reminds a person of a traumatic event. Used often in the Self Injury community to describe something that may cause a person to relapse into a cutting, bullimic, or other self injuring state.

  • A specific thing that causes a mentally ill individual's brain to go into a state of hypervigilance. The thing that triggers them makes them feel unsafe and or threatened. Contrary to popular belief, this does not just occur in people with PTSD, though it is much more common in people with PTSD and a type of anxiety disorder.

  • Trigger. Noun. 1. A small device that releases a spring or catch and so sets off a mechanism, especially in order to fire a gun.

    1. Something which causes debilitating flashbacks, intense emotional and physical reactions, and even hallucinations in individuals suffering from PTSD. These can sometimes require emergency medical response and hospitalization. Those suffering from PTSD generally get treated through CBT and DBT to better function in society and live more normal lives.
    2. Tumblr's synonym for Anger and Annoyance. Tumblr is a place where people pretend to suffer from PTSD and other mental disorders and then claim to be triggered by things such as free speech, responsibilities, criticism, and reality.

  • A trigger is an experience that causes a person to recall a traumatic moment in their life. Often misused by assholes trying to belittle people's horrible experiences.

  • Something that makes one extremely annoyed or angry, usually to describe negative emotions.


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