JESUS I NEVER NOTICED THIS, dennis has bad anxiety look at it LOOK gOD
THIS KILLS THE WOMAN, like seriously i’m a horrible trash person who relates way too much to one of the worst characters in fiction but i think this is what pings me hardest of all is Dennis in this episode is EXACTLY what anxiety looks and feels like on especially bad days
hi hi hi I’m just going to be the creepy communications professional for a second here don’t mind me.
Look at the 2nd clip. The throat-stroking, cheek stroking are both self comforting gestures, because these areas are rich in nerve ending and full of blood. Soft stimulation to these areas gives a fleeting sense of comfort.
The hands-over-eyes gesture is 2 prong— frustration and distancing. This gesture typically is from someone much younger, because younger people have not yet had the social teaching on how to deal with the stressful situation and deal with it with the hands-over-eyes gesture.
Basically yes, hello, this is Dennis Reynolds regressing into a child-like state because he cannot fucking cope with reality, have a nice day.