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I Laugh When Nervous

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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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    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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    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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    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 18-21, F Apr 30, 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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 7, 2011

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    "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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    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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    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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    Indeed Laughter and Positivity is Required in life
    Amnik Amnik 26-30, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I don't know why but I laugh at other peoples problems. When I over hear others trivial little things I laugh at it's meaningless. my friend was complaining how this one guy who...
    PearlyyJayy PearlyyJayy 16-17, F 6 hrs ago

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    Yesterday night I was talking to my brothers. It was then when I was drinking water that they started making me laugh. I bursted out laughing and they had a nice shower from the...
    Hazeleyes2010 Hazeleyes2010 26-30, F 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    As a kid I always mixed up my words when nervous, the local bully occasionally took our lunch money. He was a middle schooler, I was so nervous cause I left my money in my mom's...
    aaron62 aaron62 46-50, M 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    I love doing this, especially when I'm faced with an embarrassing situation. A genuine laugh at myself mitigate the negativity of it all. People find it immature but I believe it's...
    hmmyz hmmyz 22-25, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I think laughter is really important! For example, last year on the 27th of January I was getting ready for my cardiac(heart) surgery. This was going to be ju my second heart...
    sakrona sakrona 18-21, F 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    When women flirt with me I get nervous and don't know how to react. I was never really great in that department. Even when people tell me I'm sexy or handsome, paying me a...
    TimeUnfolds TimeUnfolds 31-35, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Laughter is good for the body, mind, and soul. It makes living in reality a bit more easier. Everyone needs a good laugh, especially when you're down...
    LynnGurl12 LynnGurl12 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    ...my father, brother, and especially husband are hilarious. i am thankful for the laughter i have in my life. mind you sometimes i don't get the joke or it's sarcastic and i take...
    sunriseinmyeyes sunriseinmyeyes 31-35, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Truly it is. After all the day's works, felt much stressed and tired. I always wanted to go somewhere and discover how is it really wonderful to live. Then I meet new people and...
    Renciela Renciela 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    These are two stories of one of my class periods inside jokes from this month and not my own, but whatever. A few days ago during math, we were talking about the lesson and our...
    Lcy2472 Lcy2472 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    At dance class yesterday, I told my new friend about a massive cheer fail I had way back when... *Flashback Time* It was my first year cheering and it was the first halftime in...
    LupaLavellan LupaLavellan 13-15, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    What can I do? I need to slow down I know that much. I'm 20 and I work 35 hours a week and go to school full time. I'm almost done with college so I want to push through no matter...
    melissasweetheart melissasweetheart 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Verlerne niemals so zu lachen, wie du lachst so froh und frei. Denn ein Leben ohne lachen ist wie ein Frühling ohne Mai. Never unlearn to laugh, how you laughed so glad and free...
    Chloe1o Chloe1o 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 31

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    I try to be a good girlfriend but my girl gets upset very easily over the smallest things and it scares me. Today she got upset because nobody took out the trash which it...
    ricanstud ricanstud 36-40, F Jan 31

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    I kinda just laugh whenever wherever..I just like to laugh lol
    polylove0210 polylove0210 18-21, F Jan 31

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    " I have met many ****** in my time, but you sir, you're a fuc-king cactus" LOL When a friend sends you random stuff, that has you literally laughing your *** off !!!
    ExquisiteMind ExquisiteMind 70+, F Jan 31

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    Sense of humor can go a long way. I love to hear something that makes me laugh and also i love when i make people laugh because many times people dont expect it.
    xseventyXsevenx xseventyXsevenx 18-21, M Jan 30

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    It's my first day solo at the gym, I have my very first real Health consultation today, of them actually and I'm really nervous! I can't wait to get them over with to release some...
    wantingtobehappy84 wantingtobehappy84 26-30, F Jan 30

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    idk its just shows that person's funny,brave side you know, imagine this: a guy who is like very quiet, timid yea and always looks serious, now imagine him suddenly laughing. YOU...
    trashcom trashcom 13-15 Jan 30

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    I love hearing someones ugly laugh... the one that comes out when something Someone says or does is so unexpected, the one that comes straight from someones soul. That is the best...
    cmyk323 cmyk323 36-40, F 4 Responses Jan 30

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    I two today.....belly, tears rolling down my eyes, over things that were completly crazy....I havent laughed like that in i cant remember when....and then i cried because my sis...
    lifealwayschanges lifealwayschanges 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 29

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    This is such an important part of your emotional health...being able to laugh! Life is tough, and we all go through difficult situations. Instead of worrying about things you can't...
    Jfour001 Jfour001 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 29

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