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I Have a Bad Habit

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    Argh I Cant Help It Haha

    I have such a bad habit of picking at my eyebrows and eyelashes - I gets cuts and sometimes end up with half an eyebrow.... but it always grows back... although my eye lashes are not quite as thick as they once were :( haha I will take this anyday though over some things so its...
    jflamingo jflamingo 18-21, F Nov 25, 2008

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    I have this weird thing

    that I do with my feet when I get sleepy. I have to rub my feet against anybody that's laying beside me, doesn't matter if it's a boy or girl. It helps me sleep. Sometimes I don't even realize I'm doing it until someone mentions it.
    LookingForYou89 LookingForYou89 26-30, F Jun 3

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    I don't know why but ever

    since i was little i have peeled my skin and its only gotten worse over the years. I want help with it but i don't know if anyone can help me. Right now i have an injured foot where i peeled the skin off the bottom of it. Its bad...
    Caitlinsmith1636 Caitlinsmith1636 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 24, 2014

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    My eating habits are,

    bad; for lack of a better word. My lunch today consisted of 3 pieces of bread and a liter of coca cola.
    LittleDalek LittleDalek 16-17, M Oct 4, 2014

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    I have a tendency to pull my hair

    and pull out little strands. :/
    LilRedFoxTail LilRedFoxTail 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 25, 2014

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    I have TWO bad habits.

    One, is the usual biting nails. Which btw is a disgusting habit! I've tried lots of things but they don't seem to work. Two, Is sucking on my bottom lip. I'll do it throughout the day, and especially while trying to fall asleep. It provides comfort to me but it also makes my...
    LoveAngelise LoveAngelise 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 7, 2014

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    I have a tendency to stare at strangers

    for inappropriate lengths of time. I can't help it, especially if I find the person to be enigmatic or easy on the eyes. It's essential for me to pinpoint, analyze, and critique everything I can see, or can't. Most of the time, I have nothing but positive things to say.
    Dreambrother Dreambrother 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 9

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    I Eat My Gum.

    I can, literally, go through 2-3 packs of gum at a time, swallowing every piece. I just chew it for a few minutes until it loses most of it's flavor, swallow it, and pop in another one.I know it ain't healthy. I have no idea why I do it. It just feels... "wrong" if I spit it out...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 16, 2013

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    I really need to quit chewing my nails.

    And spending money like it grows on trees :p
    Pinkyschwear23 Pinkyschwear23 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 18, 2014

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    Re: Bad Habit

    I have bad habit too. One of my bad habit is I'm on the computer all day.  Whatever.  
    mother1983 mother1983 31-35, F 8 Responses May 1, 2008

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    For as long as I can remember I've been

    constantly chewing and gnawing at my barely visible nails, and no matter how hard I try I just can't shake this annoying habit 😭👎
    RebeccaLouise224 RebeccaLouise224 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 26, 2014

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    I have a bad habit of going back to exes

    and trying to make it work/restart a relationship. It didn't work the first time, give it up. I need some fresh meat lmao!
    loveVSlust loveVSlust 22-25, F 5 Responses Nov 20, 2014

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    Annoying Actually

    As in I have habits that may not be classified as "bad" but I'm sure are intensely annoying. I interrupt people. I cannot sit through commercials. Which means, that I normal switch between one or two channels constantly and quite often miss portions of the...
    vinividivici21 vinividivici21 22-25, F 11 Responses Nov 25, 2008

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    It started in 6th grade.

    I was bored so I started to pull my hair out and i couldn't stop ever since. My boyfriend hates that I do it and always tells me not to. I find myself pulling ny hair anyway at work or after I go to bed when he won't know. I wish I could just stop the bad habit for good but...
    cherrypie54552 cherrypie54552 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 1, 2014

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    Nail biting..i know that it is seriously

    ridiculous...but it has became part of my life..i just can't resist my self from biting my nails. this is the reason that i have extremely small nails which i hate. i want to grow my nails and have even tried to control my habit but it seems next to impossible. every time i...
    Ahaanaa Ahaanaa 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 23

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    Rambling: The Verbal Scenic Route

    Rambling. Not to be confused with gambling, which is similar in spelling. I can see where one might get confused. They both can be bad or good depending how they`re used and are habits. Habits not easily overcame through traditional means of therapy and comfort food. It takes...
    JesusKravitz JesusKravitz 18-21, M 2 Responses May 19, 2013

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    A Few Actually

    i got a few bad habits that im not quite proud of, but they arent too too bad. first i bite my nails, which i know is really bad expecially because i love nail art, but i will even gnaw on acylics. then i love naughty food, like crisps and sometimes cakes and candies, and food...
    poppyjoy poppyjoy 18-21, F Mar 8, 2013

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    Slowly Ripping My Hair Out In Small Chunks...

    I haven't done this for a while.  Back when I was in middle school I started twisting my hair.  Then by highschool I would twist small pieces unti it knotted, and then ripped out the little knots.  It was kind of compulsive. I eventually stopped. ...
    solarxmoon solarxmoon 26-30, F 5 Responses Nov 24, 2008

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    Ever since I moved to my current city,

    I developed a habit of collecting fortune cookies. Not eating any, simply taking the fortune inside them and putting them in one place, which is my book bag for the time being. As weird and goofy as it is, it really is kind of cool to see what fortunes I get, and I've gotten all...
    RoddyB7589 RoddyB7589 18-21, M Jan 17

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    Actually....

    I have many. OCD =)
    llama4lifex0x0 llama4lifex0x0 18-21, F Dec 1, 2009

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    i have a bad habit of picking my lip

    when i'm nervous. Trying to break out of this
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 20, 2014

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    It bugs me every day - every time anybody says

    anything I repeat it in my head counting the syllables and I can't stop. It is so annoying. When I try not to do it my head doesn't listen and does it anyway and it totally distracts me. No wonder I always lose focus when people say things.
    photographer97 photographer97 18-21, M Jan 19, 2014

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    goonteam goonteam 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 30, 2014

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    Kyedye Kyedye 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 10, 2014

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    Too Many Bad Habits

    well im only 18 but i have had alot of life experiences. the only bad habit i have is just about everything i do. i wouldnt say i have an addictive personality but i have tried just about everything and only smoke dope everyday( both parents smoke it too so sitting at the kitchen...
    kimmyisqueen kimmyisqueen 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 1, 2009

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    Biting my nails. Ugh.

    It used to be a lot worse than it is now... I had complete nubs and split cuticles. There was no way that I could make them pretty. In 5th grade, though, I finally stopped. That lasted until I got really bad anxiety problems in 7th grade. The nubs returned. Though the nail...
    Boo37 Boo37 13-15, F Jun 24, 2014

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    Love Teachers

    Yep... I'm honest... That's my bad habit.I have just fell in love with two teachers so far, but I know it will be more. I think most of the male teachers under 44 to 30 y/o are cute/sexy/attractive.// Mini Yasmine G
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Sep 27, 2012

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    Escaping reality through bad coping mechanisms.

    Tonight it was alcohol and cutting again. Everything feels slow and heavy. Woohoo two nights in a row getting really buzzed to escape.
    blahlahblah599 blahlahblah599 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 4, 2014

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    When you can feel habits creeping up on you.

    . Double checking that my alarms on has now turned into 2-3 double checks.
    jackson112 jackson112 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 4, 2014

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    I don't know if its natural

    or because I am nervous but I constantly finding myself biting the skin on the sides of my nails. I have tried to stop but its kind of subconscious.
    Cheshirecupacat Cheshirecupacat 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 7, 2014

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    I have this bad habit getting close to people

    and thinking that their always going to be by my side but eventually they always leave. I have this bad habit of loving people a little too much, when they don't even love me back and when they leave me my heart feels like someone threw it from the sky. I have this bad habit...
    RedHwaiting RedHwaiting 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 19

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    I have a bad habit of pushing people away from

    me. I'm very socially unaware of the fact people are trying to get close to me and I'm not letting them. I hope to break this habit in the near future.
    aclockworkmegan aclockworkmegan 13-15, F May 18

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    My Bad Habit!!!

    i dont know if this is actually a bad habit as such,but my problem is that i keep walking into things (seriously) lol!!im always walking into door frames and banging my knees off coffee tables and walking into filing cabinets in work!!!even one time i remember in my work,they...
    cowshed123 cowshed123 31-35, M 4 Responses Oct 26, 2009

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    I pick at the skin on my hands.

    It doesn't matter whether or not the skin is dead, I just pick at it. It's seriously screwed up my hands and I'm trying really hard to stop.
    EmmaTheQuiet EmmaTheQuiet 13-15, F Jun 24, 2014

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    I Have A Lot Of Bad Habits

    I have a lot of bad habits 1. Picking my nose and lips 2. Swearing 3.lying
    Christiancountrygirl Christiancountrygirl 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 5, 2013

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    Is it bad that I know what I like

    and what I love and I stick to it? I don't really try a whole lot of new things.
    guyofhabit guyofhabit 22-25, M Feb 12, 2014

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    Already got a few so what's one more eh?

    Just trying to keep from killing myself but the bad habits I have are probably still killing me just more slowly.
    blahlahblah599 blahlahblah599 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 8, 2014

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    I have very recently started a bad habit again.

    I know I shouldn't.... But the stress gets to me. It's oddly soothing although I'm perfectly aware it's killing me. Bleh.
    kitticat007 kitticat007 31-35, F Sep 30, 2014

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    I have a bad habit of assuming I’ve annoyed

    people, and it usually ends up with me dropping communication and hoping they’ll be the ones to continue it.
    RedHwaiting RedHwaiting 18-21, F May 17

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    I Have A Bad Habit.

    I have done some research to find ways to break it. I found that research show you can improve your self-control by doing exercises over time, the regular act of self-control will gradually exercise your ‘will power muscle’ and make you stronger. Unfortunately there is not...
    JennaR JennaR 46-50, F 5 Responses Jun 3, 2013

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    I have a habit of drawing on myself.

    Usually whatever I'm bored or depressed I do it, and it's usually symbolic or interesting-looking. My parents hate that I do it because it's bad for my skin, but I can't stop! XD
    DrowningInRed DrowningInRed 13-15, F Nov 9, 2014

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    nronic1 nronic1 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 7

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    Procrastinator

    i am so bad when it comes to starting things early. it can be anything, both big tasks and small. unless i really want to do something, i tend to just put it off until the very last minute and then have to rush and wind up creating way too much stress for myself. i go...
    runnagirrl runnagirrl 22-25, F 2 Responses May 1, 2008

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    My Habit Energies...

    I am a beginner buddhist student and while studying I realized I needed to identify my habit energies that are causing me to suffer so much. I am sure I have lots but the few I've identified, i am working on addressing. The first step is to recognize and acknowledge them and how...
    aniave aniave 31-35, F Dec 1, 2009

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    wassl wassl 22-25, M Dec 7, 2014

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