My electric personality could be a good reason but I think more likely it is the surface area and the overall humidity/moisture intake. What probably happens is not directly associated with the live line going to the appliance but the difference in potential between the ground line and the area the person sits on. In principle there should be no potential but I bet it is. The live line going through the walls is not EM shielded, and there are various metal objects around. Given elevated moisture content in the walls I can imagine some potentials may be present. This, plus what may go via ordinary route - through the cable insulation - again, large surface area, high moisture environment.Strong Eagle wrote:Maybe it's your electric personality.
Now lets combine this potential (it could be small) with the surface area of your body in contact with the floor where another electrode is at your finger tip (relatively small area) and I think there maybe a pretty nice electric current going through the body.
Lets see how many electric personalities we have around: any volunteers to get sweat, sit down naked on a stone floor and touch an external, unpainted housing of a running a standard ATX PC's PSU directly hooked up to the wall with the 3 way standard electric plug?
SE says it's safe and he is an electric engineer.