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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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    *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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    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 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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    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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    "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 19-21, F 1 Response Feb 20, 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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    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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    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 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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    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...
    amie26 amie26 31-35, F Jun 9, 2013

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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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    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 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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    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 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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    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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    Nervous laughter Bubbles out. No joke .Has been made In fact, you are serious Why am I laughing More giggles. I can't tell you I don't know Ifeel silly. A fool...
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