Cripes, I’m terrible at titles. Also, I’m still trying to figure out this poll thing, so bear with me.
When people talk about getting an injection or other sort of medical procedure involving getting stuck, I always seem to hear that folks prefer to look away, because they hate watching the needle pierce their skin. But I’m just the opposite: I prefer to watch it, because I think the surprise factor is worse.
While I’m mostly referring to medical procedures, I am of course aware that needles may be used for other purposes (such as tattoos or piercings). You can answer based on those as well, even if the situations aren’t the same.
I couldn’t think of any other options beside the ones I listed, so if you answer “other,” do explain why. You may also include your age and gender, if you would like.