In-person ASMR are all the ways ASMR may occur in the presence of another person.
- AKA; person-to-person ASMR, real world ASMR, live ASMR, direct ASMR
- May be unintentional (accidental) or intentional (purposeful)
- May be 1:1 (one-to-one) or 1:1+ (one-to-several).
Four Variations of In-Person ASMR
1.) In-person, unintentional, 1:1
- Summary: One person accidentally stimulating ASMR in another person. These are the most common occurrences of in-person ASMR and highlight the personal attention foundation to ASMR.
- Examples: All the popular examples you hear about:
- visit with a hairdresser
- examination by a clinician
- personal attention from a teacher
2.) In-person, unintentional, 1:1+
- Summary: One person accidentally stimulating ASMR in members of a group. These situations confirm that ASMR does not have to be 1:1.
- a teacher talking to a class
- a person demonstrating a task to a group of people
3.) In-person, intentional, 1:1
- Summary: One person purposely stimulating ASMR in another person. This may be called “partner ASMR.”
4.) In-person, intentional, 1:1+
- Summary: One person purposely stimulating ASMR in a group of people. This may be called “performance ASMR.”
***Have you experienced types 2, 3, or 4?***
- This includes having your ASMR stimulated, or being the one stimulating ASMR in others.
- If so, explain in the comments below by starting with, “I have experienced type…” and share the details of the situation, your response, and any links if possible.
- Thank you, Dr Richard