Is it strange or categorically bad to say things that shock others knowingly, and enjoy their reaction?
I have a close friend who partakes in such behavior, and I want to understand his motivation a bit better.
I am not speaking about an attention aspect, per se, since this satisfaction from saying "shocking things" would be usually in a personal relationship context, whether that be friendship, intimate, or familial.
Perhaps the idea stems from hurting others as a coping mechanism?
Further, the satisfaction is not sexual at all, but merely a satisfaction from the reaction to whatever was said.
I am currently investigating this idea, as I have seen my friend partake in such behavior, and often at that. This behavior is private, so I am doubtful that it is for attention.