I Fidget

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     I'm always the person annoying everyone else on a bench or in a car by bouncing her leg. Actually, though, the fidgeting I do most often is with my toes. I flick them back and forth against each other constantly. People don't notice, but when it's been mentioned, they start...
    Jenniedvm Jenniedvm
    18-21, F
    Dec 4, 2008

    I Have To Pick It Up And Play With It ...

    A pen, pencil, tooth pick, anything that is small and fits in my hand. sometimes i dont even know im doing it til someone yells at me to stop. Im a grown man, 37, and i got ppl yelling at me like im 12. Sometimes it just takes a look and i drop whatever i have in hand. If it akes...
    Dragon8370 Dragon8370
    36-40, M
    1 Response Nov 12, 2009

    I Diddle and Doodle

    I am the official diddler in my family. If one leg isn't bouncing then its both of them that are bouncing - reckon I would be a fair drummer as I can maintain different beats in each leg as well. An hour at a PC is just as good as an hour at the gym for me. I don't tap with my...
    WyldHoney WyldHoney
    31-35, F
    1 Response Apr 5, 2008

    I Can't Sit Still

    This is a really bad problem for me, unless I'm sleeping or physically lying on my hands imobilising them, i will be fidgeting 90% of the time. Whether its by typing on a keyboard like I am now, or finger drumming on the my lap/desk/book/train seat, playing with the remote...
    RainMan RainMan
    22-25, M
    Feb 7, 2008

    I Cant Sit Still

    unless im asleep, im always tapping my foot,whistleing,making odd noises and generally being annoying. i cant help it, its become apart of me. if i ever stop i feel incomplete
    sadKid34 sadKid34
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Sep 5, 2009

    Never Could Sit Still

    I always have to be moving something.  It has become almost unconscious to me now.  I tap my fingers, bounce my leg...you name it.  My Mom still yells at me today to quit.  I drive people nuts sometimes.  Ironically, though, I can be quite patient. ...
    darlene darlene
    41-45, F
    5 Responses Apr 11, 2008


    I’m a little bit prone to ADHD. I can’t keep still, I won’t let things be.  I pace, my mind wanders.  I can be quite unnerving but it’s involuntary, so criticism would be underserving.  It helps me stay distracted when boredom is a factor.  If it’s there to flick...
    CrookedMan CrookedMan
    Jan 26, 2013

    Have A Hard Time Sitting Still For Long Periods Of Time

    I always am either shifting around in my chair, pacing, looking around the room, in my head, playing with whatever is around me, doodling/drawing, ect. I just have to always be doing something, I don't know what my problem is, no it is NOT add or adhd, that stuff is so over...
    wack1985 wack1985
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Nov 11, 2009

    Fidget objects.

    I tried all sorts of stress devices, broke the stress balls (unbreakable, I do not think so.)  Worry stones (obviously if you rub to much they will crack under the pressure.  Keys (apparently make grown ups nervous, babies want them, and kids will steal them), I finally...
    allofus allofus
    46-50, M
    Sep 4, 2009

    Tickly Whiskers

    I’m a bag of rats tonight. Gnawing out of me. They want to eat through my sense of self. My rampant pomposity. Philosophy and hubris - what my dreams are, and where I'’ve come from - gone. Narcissism can’t survive being chewed on.I’d like to set them free, but, then, what...
    CrookedMan CrookedMan
    May 31, 2013
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