Hello, I am a 21 year old Male who has been dealing with a very frustrating problem for the last few years, I think I've had it even longer but It has just gotten worse and much more noticable.
I jump really easily, mainly to like a friendly pat on the back or something from a buddy that I am unaware of. I consider myself a very calm person, I don't worry or get stressed out, but when my body touches something or vice versa It usually causes me to jump. And this really bothers me, almost everyone after noticing it several times will comment on it, its not like "oh everyone is like that" its very over the top.
Loud unsuspecting noises will do it too, but I find that this is alot more normal than a simple tap on the shoulder. Its really frustrating when someone says "nice job" or something and slaps you on the back and you jump, I feel like an idiot for one, then they probably feel really awkward too.
My friends joke about it ever so often and I just go along with it and don't get mad, but it really does upset me that I'm like this. It's pretty much a guaranteed thing, if something touches me I am unaware of, I startle. I've accidently brushed into an object while getting up from picking something up, then jumped from being startled by that and hit another part of my body like my head from getting startled.
I eat very healthy and never drink coffee or other things that should make you jittery and whatnot, im not a shaky person, nor am I nervous.
Anyway thanks for taking the time to read this.