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I Have Nervous Habits

"Nervous?! No, I'm not nervous....do I seem nervous to you?" 236 People

    My Nervous Habits

    I grab my hair, I play with my fingers, I pick at my nails.
    CassiaDream CassiaDream 18-21, F Apr 24, 2013

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    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

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    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

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    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 4 Responses Nov 8, 2009

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    Lots.

    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 18-21 2 Responses Nov 16, 2008

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    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 36-40 Nov 7, 2009

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

    I ALWAYS roll my tongue ring over my lips when I'm nervous, it freaks ppl out sometimes :)
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp 22-25, M 5 Responses Nov 7, 2009

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    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 18-21 Apr 29, 2013

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    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 18-21 Feb 13

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    Whoooaa...

    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

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    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

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    Pokerfaced

    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 2 Responses Oct 1, 2013

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    My Nervous Habits

    Mostly what I do is bite the inside of my cheek or my lips, that's my west nervous habit because I bite the inside of my cheek until it bleeds or it's seriously damaged to the point that it hurts when I eat. I also shake my leg, first I'll just tap my foot, then as I get more...
    FallingStarr FallingStarr 18-21, F Jan 31, 2011

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    Habits

    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

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    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...
    IB4EXCPTAFTRC IB4EXCPTAFTRC 36-40, F 1 Response May 4, 2009

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    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

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    Yawning

    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 26-30 Oct 14, 2008

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    My Nervous Habits

    Mostly what I do is bite the inside of my cheek or my lips, that's my west nervous habit because I bite the inside of my cheek until it bleeds or it's seriously damaged to the point that it hurts when I eat. I also shake my leg, first I'll just tap my foot, then as I get more...
    FallingStarr FallingStarr 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 31, 2011

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    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 31-35 Jun 11, 2012

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    Opps

        i have a nervous habits  . when i am nervious  my hands shake really bad or i start twitching more than normal .
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 5, 2009

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    Hair

    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

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    Worse Than My Mom

    I bite my nails, I pick my skin. at least I don't bounce my leg lmao
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Nov 7, 2009

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    :(....

    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

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    I count when I get nervous

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

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    Unfortunately

    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

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    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

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    Nerves

    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

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    Related Experiences

    I used to have panic attacks A LOT. I was a nervous kid & remember having a couple then. But they didn't start majorly until I was in my early 20's. There was a lot of stress in...
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F 1 hr ago

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    Steven Covey wrote a lot of books on how to succeed in your professional life and how to organise yourself to do that. The 7 habits of highly effective people is one of the best...
    staleywise staleywise 56-60, F 1 Response Dec 7

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    My mother is such a hypocrite. Usually I can just shrug it off but lately it's been getting to me. Today she yelled at me for finishing a bottle of root beer that she bought a...
    midnightdahlia midnightdahlia 22-25, F Nov 27

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    So tomorrow there's a poetry slam and I'm super nervous because I'm performing in it. Has anyone else ever been in a poetry slam? Does anyone know ways not to be nervous on stage?
    Analease Analease 13-15, F Dec 4

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    I am nervous as all hell. nervous of how I will react when I see her. its going to be incredibley imotional I know that. Steve do not fall appart now. not now. now is the time to...
    justlikejessejames justlikejessejames 36-40, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    i feeling desperate i want to hurt myself i want to take all my frustrations on aeveryone this illness consumes you no trears habits i feel so ill its pouring rain i just wanted a...
    hannahabbie hannahabbie 46-50, F 1 Response Nov 25

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    idk just the idea makes me nervous that i don't know how to do it right/well. it freaks me out help
    gingergurl22 gingergurl22 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 29

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    Cookies, candies, and cakes, I love stuffing myself with sweets. They're just so abundant this time of the year! Also, there's the eggnog. It's so inconspicuously fattening...
    WeightyGhost WeightyGhost 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 29

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    Is it ok to be nervous? We have a baseball pre-game next week, then in January we have tryouts. I can hit but sometimes I choke and miss the ball and that might cost me a spot on...
    AAmmeerriiccaa AAmmeerriiccaa 13-15, M Dec 1

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    I hate anxiety. Its ruining my life. I'm starting to fall back in the old habits that I had before I spent 5 days in the hospital thanks to anxiety. I hate this. I wish I could be...
    sadly203 sadly203 18-21 2 Responses Dec 2

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    My anxiety can flare up at any time and make me very ill. Some days I struggle with it, but most days I can keep it under control. Unfortunately, it alters my eating habits and I...
    CaliginousHeart CaliginousHeart 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 3

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    I don't want to eat. So far I ate 1 mini cinnamon roll for breakfast. And a pack of peanuts for lunch. But I really don't want to fall into my habits again
    yonnie97 yonnie97 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 7

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    Soooooo I tried out for my high school play "Footloose" and it turns out that my Drama teacher (play director) wants me to play Reverend Shaw. Nervous as ****, but I'm down. Like...
    Alayjahndro Alayjahndro 16-17, M 1 Response Dec 12

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    They're having a viewing tonight for my grandpa at the funeral home. I must say, I'm a little nervous. I can't imagine how my mom and her siblings feel.
    MusicJunkie6794 MusicJunkie6794 18-21, M Dec 13

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    i dont even know what to write anymorew i wan to off myself im tired all the time i cant function i think its time to go to hopital the old habits come up my dad told me to shut up...
    hannahabbie hannahabbie 46-50, F Dec 14

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    OMG I have a job interview today and I am crazy nervous! I know I will do great!
    abbyboo1234 abbyboo1234 16-17, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    Last night I went to dinner with some very good friends who I hadn't seen in a while. Just sitting there waiting to order, my body temperature shot through the roof as I started...
    pnw21 pnw21 22-25, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Way too many things to hate me!:( Ugly, fat, terribly bad habits, ugly laugh, ugly smile, disgusting hair etc.. UGHH
    imjustmex33 imjustmex33 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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