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I Have a Bad Habit

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    Like biting my nails,

    that's an awful habit of mine I picked up from my dad when I was little, he tried getting me to stop but I never did. It use to be a nervous habit but now I do it all the time. Another one is pulling my ear when I'm nervous, it makes it all red and hurts but I just don't stop...
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 25, 2015

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    Of using the Internet to self-diagnose myself

    when Heath or skin problems arise. It ends up with me freaking out over a terrible disease that I don't have.
    Cutiepeachpie Cutiepeachpie 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 3, 2015

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    I tend to make up people in my head

    and tell everyone about them and I think I take it too far that I can't come back from it and I don't know what to tell my friends they will think I'm mad! Any advice?
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 1, 2015

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    When I was in elementary school,

    I used to scratch at the skin around my finger nails when I got nervous. I would pick at them until they bled, every single finger. Every once in a while I get back into the habit, but it's better now. I still see the damage when my hands are wet though. Ugh.
    theairisfullofspices theairisfullofspices 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 6

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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...
    ImAlivingParadox ImAlivingParadox 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 19, 2015

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    GaleTheSwift GaleTheSwift 16-17, M 2 Responses Aug 2, 2015

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    I touch my hair way too much sometimes

    and I put on lotions and lip balms religiously.
    PetiteChica PetiteChica 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 4

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    Gambling it gives me euphoria like crack gives

    a crack head. I cannot go very long without it. I have many addictions that is my worst one.
    xdarkangelx666 xdarkangelx666 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 17

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    nail biting, i sometimes chew on my hair,

    and sometimes chew on clothes without realising, ill zone out and start talking out loud the thoughts in my head.
    XcodaX XcodaX 13-15, T Oct 22, 2015

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    I'm going to trying to stop cursing.

    Sigh...as long as I don't have to Hulk Smash on someone.
    BrittBratz BrittBratz 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 11

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    LeahUK LeahUK 13-15, F 6 Responses Oct 26, 2015

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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, 2015

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    Don't think I'm weird

    or gross, but I eat my hair... Not to the point of balding, but it's pretty bad... It has to be my hair, and I usually eat it if it's laying around... I'm not always pulling it out. My family told me that this is deadly, but I can't seem to stop myself...
    Triforce184 Triforce184 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 28, 2015

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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 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 7, 2014

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    Stillwetshisbed Stillwetshisbed 46-50, M 4 Responses Aug 3, 2015

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    Well most people will think it is a bad habit.

    I still wet the bed most nights.
    Stillwetshisbed Stillwetshisbed 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 28, 2015

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    So I know this is really bad,

    but I started doing it unintentionally... I have a bad habit of hurting the people I love when I'm mad or depressed to show them how much I'm hurting. I do this because I trust them to figure it out and help me fix me. I also push people away to see if they care enough to try...
    weirdcharlie weirdcharlie 16-17, T 1 Response Aug 25, 2015

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    I have been skipping nearly every homework

    assignment and I have let it become a habit. I am going to break it this school year or it will destroy my grades like it did last year.
    moose73630 moose73630 16-17, M 2 Responses Sep 8, 2015

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    I have a bad habit of not eating,

    or of eating only once a day. But, it's just that I forget to eat. Either I am constantly hungry, or I'm only hungry once every twenty or so hours.
    DaughterOfMichael DaughterOfMichael 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 16, 2015

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    It's too damn hot for a black jacket day.

    I feel a black boxers day coming on!!!!! ha
    Extant1 Extant1 51-55, M 3 Responses Jul 9, 2015

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    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 6, 2015

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    Some people are fine with me.

    Once you become my friend and I see you cross the street or anywhere you don't see me walking towards you. I hit you on the shoulder and say out loud "heyyyyyyyyy your name _________, HOW ARE YOU"?????? Once Were done with the convo I hug you and keep on talking to you. It's...
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 10, 2015

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    Chazzimoo Chazzimoo 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 10, 2015

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    i say dam instead of damn.

    its gotten to the point where my friend doesn't even want to text me anymore. lol
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 16, 2015

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    ahlex97 ahlex97 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 10, 2015

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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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    I have a very bad habit of helping others to

    the extent im being taken advantage of and don't realise this until everyone keeps coming to me for snuff i don't have to give because i always giving my **** away money food etc and i don't know why i keep doing this i help people all the time yet I have nothing!!!!!! could it...
    masterLLL masterLLL 56-60, M 2 Responses Sep 6, 2015

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    True my bullied time i had learned to hate

    people, ive lost myself and now i am collecting the pieces. But everyday i am confronted with conflicts and people who don't like me. Inside i begin to rage and would want to just hit them all but true martial arts i keep calm but how long can i live like this?
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 9, 2015

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    I flutter my fingers like I am playing the bass

    guitar all the time because I am wait her listening or thinking of a song I like to play on bass. When great things happen to me I have a tendency to mutter, " Gods guide me." Under my breathe. I have to say " garage door down" when ever I pull out of the drive way while...
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 25, 2015

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    Biting and eating my nails,

    the skin around it and my lips and the inside of my cheeks. I've been eating the skin around my nails since I was 7 and my nails since I was 10. I started eating the skin off my lips and inside of my cheeks last year because of my anxiety.
    carazami carazami 16-17 Oct 25, 2015

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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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    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 scratch myself chew on my nails pick at dead

    skin etc. all nervous habits I hate them
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 25, 2015

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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, 2015

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    LeahUK LeahUK 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 29, 2015

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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.
    ImAlivingParadox ImAlivingParadox 22-25, F 1 Response May 17, 2015

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    I have so many bad habits.

    When something goes wrong I have to turn away for I'll punch something. I chew on my nails when I get nervous. I scratch my arm. I've done it so bad I have burns on my arms that looked like rug burns
    alphagirl160 alphagirl160 13-15, F Oct 25, 2015

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    I gotta watch drinking I dont do it all the time

    but I drank last night and ive been so stressed out lately having alot on my plate working alot and not really having many people to talk to so today it feels like I got the life sucked out of me and im at work
    aaronpayne aaronpayne 22-25, M Oct 10, 2015

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    been drinking a lot..

    .like a handle a night. I don't feel healthy but I dont mind because I can't afford my medicine and the paranoia only goes away when I'm drunk. but it is wrecking my life.
    coerietheraven coerietheraven 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 10, 2015

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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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    I like to overthink things

    that are bad at the same time I get myself up every time.
    fluffybij fluffybij 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 10, 2015

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    Sonetimes i just want to beat every stupid

    human in my way cause humans just won't leave me alone with their stupid conflicts
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 9, 2015

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    Stillwetshisbed Stillwetshisbed 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 12

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    Oh several probably! I smoke.

    I swear on occasion. Tend to work until I get too tired. Don't sleep properly.....like I say. Probably a few!
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Oct 10, 2015

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    Well,i have a lot of them.

    This one is so stupid,and i seriously don't know why,i do this.My car is always out of gas,lol.I have gotten stranded!I just don't learn.I'm on empty for 3 days now,and i'm going to TRY and make it the 2 miles to the gas station.I wish i would have just gone there earlier ,when i...
    1prettygirl 1prettygirl 36-40, F 15 Responses Aug 1, 2015

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