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I Laugh When Nervous

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    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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    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 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 Sep 21, 2012

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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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    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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    "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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    *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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 always seem to laugh when I shouldn't. Once I was singing at a funeral with my mom and she went to go down some steps on the alter and fell in front of everyone and I tried not...
    avey10 avey10 18-21, F 1 Response May 17

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    So I don't like it when people cuss but yet I laugh when they go it and I think it's funny! Why is it so easy to laugh at bad words and not at the good jokes? I would consider...
    Singingbutterfly Singingbutterfly 13-15, F 1 Response May 18

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    This is the story of one experience. In my freshman year of high school there was this really nice guy who sat next to me in English class. We talked sometimes and it felt like...
    awaywego4 awaywego4 26-30, F 7 Responses Apr 30

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    It feels good when I laugh when I laugh it fells like everything is going away
    luvps luvps 31-35, M Apr 27

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    I need someone to make me laugh when I'm not in a good mood, sometimes I feel like crying and I need someone to make me laugh and forget about it. I need someone to message me or...
    ItsJustRebecca ItsJustRebecca 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 28

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    Unfortunately, I sometimes laugh when a family member gets hurt. (not seriously). My brother stubbed his toe on the couch while visiting, swore up a storm and all I could do was...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses May 13

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    The neighbour next-door Mrs. Potts often babysat a 6 year old girl a named Stephanie. Mrs. Potts was jovial her tummy jiggled while laughing never trust a smiley person I've always...
    Kickingnscreaming Kickingnscreaming 56-60, M 4 Responses May 7

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    So I started to laugh when my cousin sang off key at my Great Aunt's funeral. I know it was a terrible thing to do but at the time it was funny as hell. He tried to reach a high...
    Kirah13 Kirah13 22-25, F 12 Responses 5 days ago

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    Hahaha My bro Edward jut gave me the weirdest look & he laught when he heard me talking to myself..
    BrutallyHonest13 BrutallyHonest13 22-25, F May 2

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    So I went to my cousin's birthday party. Me and my family decided to come. When we arrived to my cousin's place, My parents went and talked to other older people. I looked around...
    doge5263 doge5263 18-21, M May 15

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    I get nervous around my boyfriend a lot... Not a bad kind of nervous but a good kind.
    Thenamesjess Thenamesjess 16-17, F 1 Response May 14

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    I am doing my GCSEs this year. Even though I've been getting good grades in my mock exams and I am doing well in every subject, I can't help but think that I will screw up my real...
    ForeverIsOver ForeverIsOver 16-17, F 5 Responses May 6

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    I had a really terrible breakdown last night. I'm recovering this morning mentally & physically, but I think it made my bf nervous. I hate that he saw me like that but it's not...
    kros10 kros10 26-30, F May 9

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    One thing I have noticed and I don't know whether to be 'proud' of it but I am certainly happy with it, Is that I can truly laugh most things off and I can laugh at myself most...
    Traveller96 Traveller96 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 29

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    I seem to be nervous about any kind of social situation!! Even thinking about going somewhere where i may have to talk to people or feel like I'm being judged just creates this...
    bromate70 bromate70 18-21 May 1

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    I'm on my way to my first voice recital, and I'm really nervous. I hate performance anxiety.
    KessieTheBear KessieTheBear 13-15, F May 16

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    I Need to Decide If I'll Stay In My Marriage I have been in a relationship for 4 years plus with my bf 4 years younger than me. my question to him back then was that i wanted to...
    tinggal123 tinggal123 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    My laugh changes xD like it depends on the situation xD Sometimes I'd laugh like a constipated pig Or I'd laugh like a dying horse trying to breathe There were MANY times when I'd...
    potatogirlz potatogirlz 13-15, F May 2

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    Don't be such a tightwad guys/gals! Laughter is the best medicine and it's always a good thing to have daily. There's nothing wrong about being able to laugh at yourself once in a...
    JustUhhhThought JustUhhhThought 22-25, M 5 Responses May 3

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    You make me nervous! X 100,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000... Ahhh!!! LOLOL OMG FML
    ERMAHGERD1 ERMAHGERD1 22-25, F Apr 30

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    Sometimes, I get so nervous I start shaking like a chihuahua
    GEMWASHERE GEMWASHERE 13-15, F 1 Response May 3

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    Hello. I'm really nervous about getting married at age 18. I love my girlfriend, she's 21. I need advice on marriage. If anyone who is married, is getting married good?
    Jashinism Jashinism 18-21, M 1 Response May 10

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    Ok so 4 days ago my crush asked me out. i said yes and today im going to his soccer game. Since before we went out he would always talk about wanting to kiss me. He even talks...
    Qaya143 Qaya143 13-15, F 1 Response May 18

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