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I Laugh When Nervous

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    Uncomfortable Situations

     If someone puts me in an uncomfortable spot, I smile a lot. If I don't know what to say or do, I panic and go into my autopilot mode, which is to just smile wildly and not speak. This causes problems for me when, for example, a stranger walks up to me at work and starts...
    NaomiZero NaomiZero 26-30, F 2 Responses May 8, 2009

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    It's So Obvious

    whenever i'm nervous or trying to keep something to myself, i always bust out laughing, which does nothing except blow my cover completely! i try so hard to play it cool when i'm tense, but it's all in vain. the giggles always come out to give me away!
    runnagirrl runnagirrl 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 14, 2009

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    *blushes*

    When I'm nervous, but mostly when I'm embarrassed, or if people stare at me, I tend to laugh a lot. I also blush like crazy, its really awkward. According to my friend, I blush when I laugh too, which he thinks just makes whatever it was even funnier.
    brighteyes723 brighteyes723 16-17, F Dec 19, 2012

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    I Smile/laugh In Negative Situations

    Wow.. I'm so surprised.  I thought I was the only one having such .. .. weird characteristic. Glad to found some of similar. About me, I tend to smile in almost all negative situations. Especially when I'm nervous or angry/annoyed. So, most people don't really know how I...
    Theophilus71 Theophilus71 18-21, M Mar 22, 2010

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    Hmm Not So Good.

    I laugh when I am nervous I can't help it. I remember when I was in the 6th grade there was this kid named luis that I had a crush on and we were in art class. He was really good at drawing stuff. So when u came to me and asked me what I thought I started to laugh and he got...
    Darkfarey Darkfarey 18-21, F 3 Responses May 7, 2009

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    Laugh Attack

    I laugh when nervous and it sooo embarassing. I call it a laugh attack, because I just cannot stop it. People usually trthink I am laughing at them, but the reality is that I'm having a laugh attack and a big one. I just hate being nervous. I do not like that state. It can even...
    icemedia icemedia 16-17, F Apr 30, 2011

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    Yup...... Sad....very Sad

    Well i have so much that I can write about when i'm nervous and the laughing that comes out. Oh dear god....I'm literally shaking my head and laughing just thinking about it lol Well example number one: Back a few years ago, I had a major crush on a random guy my best friend...
    Greeneyedandcurious Greeneyedandcurious 22-25, F Mar 29, 2012

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    Yeah

    I laugh when I'm nervous. I guess it's just how I take my nervousness.  
    mother1983 mother1983 31-35, F 3 Responses Feb 14, 2009

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    I Need Help

    I'm such a lame when it comes to nerves and sensitive subjects,I'm not kidding i hate my self for it i turn all red and get all flushed and I'm brown so its so obvious I'm feeling something,I'm all ways talking to my self saying be easy calm down dummy, but when I'm nervous...
    Prettibrowngirl Prettibrowngirl 70+, F Jun 9, 2013

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    I Amused My Doctor.

    I laugh when I'm nervous.  The more nervous I am the more I laugh. I had to go to the doctor about a year ago because I had developed a mystery case of rectal bleeding.  Needless to say, this was an uncomfortable experience for me. I did okay until the doctor told me...
    whydotheheathenrage whydotheheathenrage 26-30 1 Response Feb 8, 2009

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    "What's So Funny?"

    I laugh when I'm nervous and uncomfortable, or when I'm in trouble.  But try explaining that to a cop!
    daydreambeliever daydreambeliever 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 20, 2008

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    I laughed at my friend

    when she fell hard on the sidewalk. I didn't laugh in a mean way. I didn't want to laugh but I always laugh when I am nervous! My friend got mad at me and I tried to explain. At least she is still my friend.
    crazypeanut crazypeanut 16-17, F Mar 16, 2014

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    The Nervous Laugh

    you know when you don't know what to say yet something needs to be said?  the nervous laugh then makes an akward appearance....
    Parthenopeaigle Parthenopeaigle 36-40, F Aug 17, 2010

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    Getting Hysterics of Nervous Laughter

    i started doing this as a young child and it just got worse particularly through high school whenever i was told off by the teachers which was often id burst out into uncontrolable giggles especially if i was with my sister as well id do it before performing in public...
    claracluck claracluck 41-45, F Mar 30, 2008

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    I Giggle When I Am Stressed.

    I don't know how it started but people have noticed that when I am nervous I giggle and smile. Its pretty embarrassing, like just a few days a go my professor said he was starting to worry about me,that he was starting to think I was crazy. I told him it was probably my nerves I...
    Sunset1989 Sunset1989 22-25 1 Response Sep 21, 2012

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    I Cant Help It.

    I start smiling and I laugh uneasily and people think I'm disrespecting them when they're being serious, but I'm not, I just do it and don't mean to. I try not to but It still happens and then they get mad at me and yell and I start smiling even more and **** them off even worse...
    ScottyIsaDinosaurMotherfuckers ScottyIsaDinosaurMotherfuckers 22-25, M Oct 7, 2011

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    The Most Embarrassing Thing V_v

    I audition for my first play. I wasn't nervous because I practice and practice. I got to be an extra which doesn't matter to me as long as I'm in the play. When it was opening day, when there was an audience. I started laughing out of nowhere. I try to stop or make it look like I...
    YamiNoSukai YamiNoSukai 16-17, F Mar 31, 2011

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    Yeah, It's Pretty Inappropriate

    i laugh when i'm nervous, but i'm usually only nervous when something bad is going down.  sooo, it's super inappropriate and uncomfortable.  one time, this guy asked me to marry him, and i laughed in his face.  too this day he hates me. 
    meyeluv meyeluv 26-30, F 1 Response May 18, 2008

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    It's Not Funny! :)

    This once was a huge problem for me--whenever I'd get up in front of the class to present a speech, I'd get so nervous that I couldn't speak. Of course, I couldn't just not make noise, so the moment I opened my mouth to try to say something, I would start laughing. It was awful...
    Yellowrhapsody Yellowrhapsody 16-17, F 5 Responses May 19, 2008

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    Related Experiences

    Mostly when I watch comedy or imagining an even from the day in a hilarious way. Does anyone just laugh when they feel like it?
    Chryssipus Chryssipus 26-30, M 2 hrs ago

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    Lol.. I had no idea how it is possible. I am just a good comedian making people laugh XD.
    Adamsofeve Adamsofeve 26-30, M 7 hrs ago

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    I was depressed as hell earlier, however, I'm now in fits of giggles after seeing my best friends face after he came back from the village shop... "I've just been raped in the shop...
    Jenezebel Jenezebel 26-30, F 10 hrs ago

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    If you're gonna reply to someone who's hurting in their post maybe you shouldn't laugh at them call them a girl then tell them their worries are trivial and they should concentrate...
    katariffik katariffik 31-35, F 3 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    I always get nervous around the people I like and I try to be myself but I can't and it upsets me a lot because I want them to know the real me not the shy and awkward version of...
    Sanji94 Sanji94 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    I laugh when some people claim to be blocked for no reason when most of the time they are blocked because they are sending unwanted messages.
    Multicolour12 Multicolour12 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    Ughhh idk what this feeling is, nervous, anxious, or both... I think its both lol ughhhhhhhhhh omg... Im going to attempt to visit my boyfriend on Monday but tomorrow i deffinitely...
    beautifulego beautifulego 16-17 1 day ago

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    I am a nervous when it comes to talking to girls and I can't keep the conversation going and I am scared I'm gonna get rejected.
    Jyesmith97 Jyesmith97 16-17, M 2 days ago

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    I will be a freshman in high school this year and I must admit that I am very nervous about starting high school. I've heard that the transition from middle school to high school...
    girlfullofenergy girlfullofenergy 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    people say that my laugh sounds like a mixture of elmo and a hyena and that its annoying at first but it makes me laugh harder and than everyone else starts to laugh too
    vernaee vernaee 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    Although my wife often goes topless when we are out on our boat she never goes topless when her best friend is with us. I find this very strange because I know when just the two of...
    Loversf1 Loversf1 61-65, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I can barely get out of my front door without feeling even slightly nervous. Unless I'm going to the pub. A quick pint is usually a good distraction.
    usernameinneed usernameinneed 26-30, M 3 days ago

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    My first time I went was in Milwaukee. I just seperated from my wife and had just recently had my first adult gay sex with a guy who picked me up at a bar. I went in, very nervous...
    lapsteel lapsteel 41-45, M 3 days ago

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    I am not sure if nervous is the right word... Scared?, panic?, anxious?, a little tiny bit paranoid?. Some of everything maybe at times. I just had abit of an episode, I live in a...
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M 4 days ago

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    There's a youtube video called "Skype Laughter Chain." The laughs on there are hilarious.
    misskp misskp 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    LIVE and you will find the happiness that comes with LOVE, LOVE and you will find the times that will make you LAUGH, when you LAUGH, you know you will LIVE
    KaylaCherie KaylaCherie 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    Every single movie I've watched the same thing happens. If it's a drama then I'm laughing at the most inappropriate times ever. Every time someone tells me about a very bad moment...
    crazyellie crazyellie 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    She's in her late 40s. Not particularly attractive, but kind and caring. She's the kind of person that you know care more about you and your comfort than she does herself. She's so...
    Storiesnotforthefaintofheart Storiesnotforthefaintofheart 18-21, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    I am a nervous wreck because it's hard too locate clothes I need too wear and there all over the place what I need is a clothes maid too help me here
    Norman25 Norman25 46-50, M a week ago

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    I laughed at this! Because I have experienced it.... But I wasn't the one with the headache. This can be perceived as a joke, but it's a way too common occurrence in relationships...
    holgado holgado 31-35, F Jul 25

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    I came out to a co-worker (friend) today, I knew she would understand because we have talked to great length about transgender issues. I took the opportunity to show her how I look...
    Idare Idare 51-55, M 16 Responses Jul 25

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    I think it is important to laugh and be silly and have fun as much as possible. Life is too short to mope around and be miserable. Of course I know there are times when a person...
    iamabigtease iamabigtease 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 24

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    I am very nervous at starting school again.I'm going into third year and I'm gonna be doing my junior cert.This is a very important exam .I'm so nervous because I'm Failing Math...
    MusicLover4Eternity MusicLover4Eternity 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 24

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    On driving away from my home on holiday, it became immediately apparent that I was being tailgated (tailed) by a white vehicle that was so close behind me that I couldn't read it's...
    Herbidacious Herbidacious 41-45, M 3 Responses Jul 23

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