I Have Nervous Habits

"Nervous?! No, I'm not nervous....do I seem nervous to you?" 330 People

    Nervous Habit I Have

    I seem to have had a nervous habit since childhood.  I used to love the feel of the silk blanket in my hand and would pick at the stitching that holds on the silk with my fingertips.  Now that I am older I find that anything that can give my fingertips a little...
    36-40, F
    1 Response May 4, 2009


    I shake. A lot. Seriously. When I have a violin concert/ensemble/recital/whatever, I *always* shake and it's amazing to me that nobody has said anything. You can hear the friggin bow bouncing on the string! It's not a big deal any other time... I can always claim to be cold. :P
    kleisse kleisse
    22-25, F
    Oct 13, 2008

    I do the worst things

    when I'm nervous. I talk, a lot, and really fast. I seriously talk wayyy too fast, just tonight at practice, my coach yelled at me because he couldn't understand me .-.
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Jul 19, 2015

    Too Many :)

    Nail biting Lip chewing  Hair twisting/pulling  Bouncing/kicking my legs Twisting my fingers and hands Rubbing my palms together Bouncing my pencils and pens Fidgeting excessively.... Every day for as long as I can remember. It's too hard to hide, so why bother? People notice...
    violin75 violin75
    Jun 11, 2012

    Worse Than My Mom

    I bite my nails, I pick my skin. at least I don't bounce my leg lmao
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Nov 7, 2009


    Lately, I've been thinking about my nervous habits. I know I have a lot, but I wrote out a list the other day. See, concerns me greatly, because from my initial count of the list (I could have been off by one), I have 50. few of them I have conquered, and a lot of them are...
    Methesulah Methesulah
    2 Responses Nov 16, 2008


    I do a lot of things when I'm nervous. It depends on the situation and how nervous I am. You know I'm nervous when: I'm tugging on my earlobe. I'm clacking my teeth together. I'm tapping my fingers on my knees. I'm twirling my hair around my fingers. I...
    vinividivici21 vinividivici21
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Oct 13, 2008

    can some one cure me .

    ...i have sudden urge and uncontrollable poop...mostly when i am nervous
    mikeee3135 mikeee3135
    26-30, M
    Jun 23, 2015

    Odd Habits...

    Whenever I am nervous, I either rub the side of my nose with my index finger or pinch the skin on my neck. I also have a habit of scraching my arm if I have on short sleeves. If anyone ever learns what my nervous habits are, I'm sunk!
    Ema2day Ema2day
    18-21, F
    Jul 1, 2011

    All the Time

    i don't think i barely ever stop doing some sort of nervous habit.  actually my favorite part of the body to watch -- are someone's hands.  They say more about what's going on with that person than any other part -- even the face. it's fun & cool & interesting...
    kylae77 kylae77
    31-35, F
    Jun 24, 2009

    I count when I get nervous

    and I can't help it.
    ScumbagDaze ScumbagDaze
    18-21, F
    Aug 15, 2014


    I have a habit of biting my nails and biting my lip when I'm nervous or thinking. It's annoying cause I have no nails and my lips are always hurting -___-
    dcaleb21 dcaleb21
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Nov 21, 2013
    nronic1 nronic1
    18-21, M
    1 Response Apr 7, 2015

    Bitting Nails

    i need to know hot to stop bitting my nails. they are horrible and i have done it ever since i was a kid. sometimes i even bite my knuckles. HELP
    Alexhurt8 Alexhurt8
    Apr 29, 2013

    Two Habits

    1) I peel the skin off my lips 2) I eat the dead skin off my fingers I do these two when I am bored, when I am anxious, when I watch a movie or read a book. I have to stop but it is impossible. When I stop one of them I keep on doing the other one. My boyfriend CANNOT accept...
    sterlizia sterlizia
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Oct 7, 2012

    I once was so scared I twisted my necklace up

    so much i passed out hahaha I'm still doing today though (minus the passing out)
    sadnesskillsme sadnesskillsme
    16-17, F
    Feb 12, 2015

    Odd Ones

    When I'm nervous and laying in bed, I bunch up a corner of my blanket in my fist and tap it with my thumb. I apparently end up sucking my thumb in my sleep if I'm deeply distressed.. When I'm sitting [or standing even, if I'm really disturbed], I move my right leg up and down...
    xXxAnonymousxWriterxXx xXxAnonymousxWriterxXx
    18-21, M
    Jul 2, 2011


    If I'm in conversation with someone and they start talking about something that makes me uncomfortable I yawn...Lol I don't know what makes me do it kind of to avoid talking about something I don't feel comfortable talking about.
    deleted deleted
    Oct 14, 2008

    Hahahahaha Me Nervous................. Yeah

    I ALWAYS roll my tongue ring over my lips when I'm nervous, it freaks ppl out sometimes :)
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp
    26-30, M
    4 Responses Nov 7, 2009


        i have a nervous habits  . when i am nervious  my hands shake really bad or i start twitching more than normal .
    deleted deleted
    Nov 5, 2009


    I constantly mess with my hair when I'm upset or anxious. I also curl into a ball without even noticing. It is pretty off-putting and stops people from talking to me :(
    AbbyBee0000 AbbyBee0000
    18-21, F
    Apr 21, 2013


    I get really anxious in public to the extent where my face looses it's smile and i have this pokerface and my friends have told me i look odd, depressed and cold. I mean that's ok, (i guess), but i don't want people staring at me all the time like they do. I've tried smiling in...
    GlimmerOfASilverLining GlimmerOfASilverLining
    16-17, F
    1 Response Oct 1, 2013

    Please Don't Tell Me To Relax

    I get very very stressed out when people tell to relax.  I am a very spiritual person and i have inner peace.  The outside though, always a foot bouncing, nails tapping, teeth grinding.......  something.  The good news......  I don't chew my nails...
    wakinglight wakinglight
    Nov 7, 2009

    Biting my nails. Biting my inner lip.

    Snapping the little tabs off of the end of all my pens (you know what I'm talking about). Drawing on my hands. Shiver-gasms (ya know). Making to-do lists and then making to-do lists to make more to-do lists. Just to name a few
    chasetheweirdo8 chasetheweirdo8
    16-17, M
    2 Responses Feb 10, 2015

    My Nervous Habits

    I grab my hair, I play with my fingers, I pick at my nails.
    CassiaDream CassiaDream
    22-25, F
    Apr 24, 2013

    Its not even really a nervous thing

    but im always playing with my hair.
    WhisperingEchoes WhisperingEchoes
    36-40, F
    1 Response Oct 3, 2015


    I won't even TRY to list them all, or I'll confirm everyone's suspicions of my craziness O_O Here are some though: - Fiddling -> When I'm nervous, my hands CANNOT seem to stay calm, I have to do SOMETHING with them xD - Chewing gum -> Gum seems to calm me down, so if I'm nervous...
    peanlo peanlo
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 26, 2011


    I fidgit all the time. when I'm nervous I just can't sit still. I play with my fingers or shift from foot to foot and I pick at the skin around my nails till it bleeds....
    WakingUp2Reality WakingUp2Reality
    16-17, F
    May 13, 2010

    a bit of nervous today.

    . coz going out somewhere alone n i'll return after few days.. i don't know y but m really scared today.. although i love travelling but this times i don't know y its getting into my nerves..hopefully after few days i'll be alive n doing ep again :)
    90colors 90colors
    22-25, F
    1 Response May 9, 2014

    I Can't Help It - I have several odd habits

    that my mother finds irritating, like for example I grind my teeth on occassion, I make sort of clicking or grunting noises sometimes, and I scratch my arms sometimes. I also yawn sometimes when i'm in the shower but that's due to me being a late sleeper. Sometimes...
    Monstermaster13 Monstermaster13
    22-25, M
    May 5, 2014

    They've Changed

    As I get older, my nervous habits change.. When I was younger and I knew my dad was coming home soon, I'd just bite my nails. As I got older and everything started getting worse, I'd bite my nails and pace the length of the room. When I went to work on the first day, I had on my...
    StrippedxPride487 StrippedxPride487
    18-21, M
    Jul 1, 2011

    Yes Giggling

    I giggle when I am nervous and it is not that cute giggle that I have in other scenarios.  My voice also gets a little higher. I hate it.
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Nov 8, 2009

    Just A Few

    The worst one being nailbiting. I know it's an awful habit. I used to do it constantly, half the time without even realising it. In recent years it's only something that happens when I'm stressed out. Other traits and habits include... -shaky hands; fingers trembling, unable...
    KnightyKnight KnightyKnight
    22-25, M
    Apr 21, 2013

    More Than One

    I'm nervous most of the time. i don't know why, I'm just a nervous person. i have a wonderful array of nervous habits that i don't even realize i do until I'm already doing them. I crack my knuckles. i KNOW this is bad for me. but it just can't help it, i do it without...
    DevilishAngel9 DevilishAngel9
    16-17, F
    Nov 7, 2009

    I'm telling on myself right now.

    lol When I'm nervous I usually can be commonly caught doing things like tapping specifically my left foot. I also find myself doing a very open and obvious action of rubbing the back of my head with my right hand, while when i'm not nervous I always rub with my left. These are...
    SleepyHead2123 SleepyHead2123
    Feb 13, 2014

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