Over the course of a relationship, you discover all kinds of new things about your partner, some of which you might like, some you might not exactly be onboard with, some you're willing to tolerate, and more. There are all sorts of different ways that these traits and tendencies might have come about, but you often don't really get to decide which they keep and which they leave behind. The same goes for their thoughts and feelings about your traits and tendencies. So you may be curious about some of the unexpected things your partner may find creepy about you that you don't realize they do, because oftentimes people don't realize the things about them that might be a little bit awkward, different, creepy, or unique until someone else points it out to them.
If there are things that you think might be creepy about your partner or things that your partner thinks might be creepy about you, it's probably worth discussing openly and honestly — particularly if you've been together for awhile — even though the conversation itself might be a little bit awkward or you might be nervous to bring up the topic.
"The key in addressing any perceptions of creepiness in a relationship is having direct communication to avoid resentments or misunderstandings," Dr. Dara Bushman, PsyD, NBCCH, RRT, a licensed clinical psychologist, tells Romper in an email exchange. "Although it may be awkward or uncomfortable, it is imperative for a couple to understand each other. Perhaps his or her creepy behavior has continued for the individual for so long because it has never been expressed to him as being a concern. Another partner may find them self-disconnecting or pulling away in the relationship because they struggle to articulate their concerns."
Although, of course, what one person defines as creepy might be different than what another person does, knowing what your partner might find creepy or awkward about you can give you some added insight into your relationship and just might spur a conversation, as well.