Occupations Ranked by Creepiness


As part of a recent scientific study to define creepiness, psychology experts Francis McAndrew and Sara Koehnke have produced a unique league table of occupations ranked by creepiness…

In their exploratory paper named “New Ideas in Psychology” Francis and Sara explain “creepiness is what we feel when we think someone might be a threat, but we’re not sure – the ambiguity leaves us ‘frozen in place, wallowing in unease'”

Observations include:

  • People perceived as creepy are more likely to be male than female.
  • Unpredictability is an important component of creepiness.
  • Some occupations and hobbies are more strongly linked with creepiness than others.

Here is the table in full…

Creepy Professions