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I Laugh When Nervous

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    *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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    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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    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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    "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 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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    They still bark at me like a stranger whenever I come home on my motorcycle. I don't know if it's the sound of the bike or that I'm in the gear with a helmet. I just laugh and roll...
    TampaPete TampaPete 36-40, M 1 hr ago

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    I have a toll free number for work, that routes calls to a telephone line in my office at home.. however it is very similar to one that Victoria Secrets in the UK have... LOL...
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    Ok so this is joke 3, again feel free to facepalm yourself, or tend to break pencils from my ridiculous jokes.. Whatcha call a gator in a vest? An investigator! Cuz he's a IN a...
    Kbrabbit Kbrabbit 18-21, F 11 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    I don't know how long you thought I would hold on. I don't know how you would think that once or twice every 2 months would keep me from asking the inevitable question about a time...
    KristinKelly KristinKelly 31-35, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Tomorrow is my first day back to college in 4 years and I'm nervous... I hope I'm making the right decision. I have a bachelor's degree in elementary education but since I don't...
    anhonestgirl anhonestgirl 26-30, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    I love to laugh, and I love hearing others laugh. It keeps me going through the day, and it puts a smile on my face. That's why I like making others laugh all the time.
    Iamsecret1 Iamsecret1 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    I always look at something so not funny then start laughing but then when something so funny comes on I don't laugh
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 days ago

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    I am going to go to the fire station that my fire instructor is at on Sunday. I have been wanting to go on a ride along with the fire department for a little over a year now. But...
    moose73630 moose73630 16-17, M 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    It is very frustrating moment of my day again. now my human emotions strived used of it, the thing when I keep hearing some **** about myself here that is against my asexuality...
    redhauntedhood redhauntedhood 16-17, F a week ago

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    More times than none if I type "haha" or "lol" than I really did laugh out loud. I laugh at the cheesiest, most stupid jokes that probably make other people cringe from their...
    Becky555 Becky555 22-25, F Aug 19

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    Whatever I do and feel, I still can't "love" my good friend. We've been friends for two years now and even after the school, we still keep in touch in long distance. I like her...
    Erivalentino Erivalentino 22-25, M Aug 17

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    There's nothing like a good laugh. Laughter truly is the best medicine. I get to reading some of the things people put on here, and burst out laughing. It is hilarious. Some really...
    GraceIsMine GraceIsMine 66-70, F Aug 17

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    I think I brought it on myself a lot, I was weird, when everyone was talking this one time I asked the teacher to ask my fellow pupils to keep it down, mainly because I couldn't do...
    VerticalCirrus VerticalCirrus 22-25, M 5 Responses Aug 16

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    So, first, smiling and laughing requires use of muscles. Muscle use requires expenditure of calories, and we all need to loose some of our jub ;-). Smiling and laughter...
    comeonletsgo comeonletsgo 61-65, M Aug 14

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    Tonight I had to undergo a rather awkward and uncomfortable medical testing procedure. The woman who was performing the test, reluctantly asked me to put my feet in the stirrups...
    badassgirrrl badassgirrrl 41-45, F 5 Responses Aug 13

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    I'm basically nervousness incarnated.
    Micky01134 Micky01134 18-21, F Aug 13

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    Earlier this week I flew on an airplane for the very first time in my life. I was extremely nervous about flying and almost got sick the morning of the flight because I was...
    danielle1357 danielle1357 13-15, F Aug 13

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    School will be starting for me in about a week and I am starting to get really nervous about this group of black girls at school that bullied me and pushed me around a lot last...
    chloehenderson chloehenderson 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    When I was younger, I didn't laugh or have as much fun as I should have. That made me feel like I should smile more like the joker. now whenever I'm with my friends out with...
    RedMistDragon RedMistDragon 16-17, M 2 Responses Aug 12

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    no one either at house or in school knows when or on what silly things I may start laughing on and go into my usual peals of untimely laughter . I REALLY GO MAD LAUGHING. and no...
    umangch umangch 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 12

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    With laughter u can hide ur pains from the world .. you laugh a lot but deep inside u ur broken ripped dead no one knows... just laugh make other people laugh at least u know...
    lilithity lilithity 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 12

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    I laugh all the time for every emotion out there. When I'm sad, mad, angry, upset, shocked... for ANY reason. I will laugh or chuckle and smile at the least. Especially in awkward...
    CharleeLuv CharleeLuv 18-21, F Aug 11

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    I am not going to lie majority of the time I am prone to inappropriate uncontrollable laughter is when I'm high I'm not sure but it hits me all at once and I laugh my *** off for...
    ReallyConfusedTeen ReallyConfusedTeen 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 11

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    Today I was so sad that I broke down crying... I hate my eyes so much that it's making me angry. I'm a happy person inside but when I look at myself I see a deranged person. My...
    toniyl toniyl 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 10