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I Smile When I'm Nervous

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    i'll smile when i'm nervous so that people dont know that i'm nervous about something, cos i dont like people knowing how i feel, so its easier to smile and just show them what they want to see.
    sezy sezy 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 17, 2007

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    I purse a tight lipped smile, often it distracts me from any feelings of nerves and makes me appear calm and collected.  The only time I really feel nerves is when I feel stressed or am being given a mile long list of orders.  Often as this started mostly in work, I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jun 27, 2008

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    Believe It Or Not

    Believe it or not,When I'm nervous,End up smilin',Tryin' to hide it,Somehow,Find an escape,I need out!
    startinover1 startinover1 46-50 May 15, 2012

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    Cursed With The Smile

    Smiling while being embarrassed is a curse, I tell you! Or, at least I think so. The more embarrassed I get, the wider the smile becomes until eventually I also start blushing. I hate it with a passion, lol! I've never been a fan of my smile because I felt insecure about it...
    PenelopeParfait PenelopeParfait 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 19, 2011

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    Yep

    Another thing I do is I giggle when I'm slightly uncomfortable. I hate the fact that I do but it seems to be an unconscious thing. I don't realize until I've done it.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 15, 2008

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    I also even laugh when I'm nervous.

    It could be a funeral and I would have a nervous laugh. Let's have a moment of silence for whatever reason, yea I have to clinch my teeth together everytime for the fear of bursting out laughing. This has even happened in church. I'm not sure where I got it but I have had it as...
    brineff91 brineff91 22-25, F Jan 26, 2014

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    Like My Mother

    It's something I didn't notice until one of my friends went to lunch with my mother and I and pointed out we both do it. If we're uncertain about a situation, we smile. It's not really a bad thing to do, it just makes people think I'm confident when I'm really not. Or that I'm...
    the4thfury the4thfury 21-25, F 2 Responses Aug 11, 2007

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    Nervousness Makes Me Happy Somehow...

    I smile whenever I'm feeling nervous. I actually feel happy and alive then. Maybe because if there's something that makes me feel nervous, that means it is something that I might be proud of after when I finish. It sometimes makes me laugh out of nothing, too. It is like a child...
    IWasInAPark IWasInAPark 16-17 1 Response Jun 10, 2011

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    As soon as I start feeling nervous or hit that feeling of anxiety, my stomach starts getting into knots. I hate this feeling. I lose my appetite, lose sleep, I can't function...
    khushali11 khushali11 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    Title says it all clear as day Lol. When im nervous I find it hard to sit still. Like if im nervous I have to start cleaning or doing something to occupy my hands and mind. Aso I...
    Heart4Jesus Heart4Jesus 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 6

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    Generally when I'm online, it's to connect, so I do tend to enjoy engaging via PM :)
    sometimeslonelytoo sometimeslonelytoo 41-45, M Jan 7

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    I'm not here to be your 'bestie', your latest, or your crew, I'm here for me, I'm not here simply for you. When I'm done working it out, I'm sure that someone will see, I telling...
    Littlemisssomebody Littlemisssomebody 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 2

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    In less then a few months I'll finish my program at school and will have to go out on an externship.... For this I have to quit smoking marijuana. I only smoke when I'm at home...
    behindthesegemineyes behindthesegemineyes 18-21, F Jan 1

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    You know who you are...every time my phone goes off my heart races, my face lights up and the butterfly's on over load. I know your real, your sweet, make me smile and feel safe...
    MermaidTripp MermaidTripp 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 12

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    I just need someone whom I could hold and cry...I feel so depressed, alone... Being anorexic is kiling me and no one knows. I pretend to be happy and fake a smile. I help everyone...
    exhuberantviolet exhuberantviolet 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 11

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    Frustration (watching you dance) Hesitation (to get in them pants) Come closer baby (so I can touch) One question: Am I moving too fast? Cause' I ain't leaving alone- feel like I...
    QuixoticConquistador QuixoticConquistador 26-30, M Jan 13

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    I wish I had someone by my side... Someone who'd understand me, who'd love me for who I am, who'd tell me I'm beautiful, a big romantic, who'd get crazy with me, who'd go shopping...
    exhuberantviolet exhuberantviolet 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 11

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    Got a long list of ex-lovers They'll tell you I'm insane...
    BlackEyedBean BlackEyedBean 41-45, F 3 Responses Jan 2

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    And I'm always listening to music.
    gybe gybe 18-21, M Jan 3

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    I'm new to this site so add me as a friend all is welcome like Any good songs that people listen to full blast while driving hmu and tell me
    markBBBh markBBBh 16-17, M 3 days ago

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    feeling lost is the worst and not knowing how to talk to people, especially your love ones make it even harder . I say I'm OK but I'm not ! deep inside I want to scream and shout...
    poetic92 poetic92 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    wtf is this!?!? everyone should be happy with who they are and live in the moment? I'm a work in progress... are you trying to change because somebody else are telling you?
    Njord85 Njord85 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 3

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    Hi I am bored. I'm sure that you're bored too. So please hit me up!! ?????????????????
    simzok simzok 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 7

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    I do this quiet often. People have their own worries or troubles. I'm not going to be selfish and burden them with my issues. It's better to keep inside and deal with in my own way...
    MichaelS41074 MichaelS41074 36-40, M 2 Responses Jan 18

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    I think I'm loosing my best friend
    shethia shethia 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 21

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    Eyedea & Abilities - Junk: http://youtu.be/_XOa8eaTZuo "I wanna suck out all your junk and kiss it back into the parts of your heart that you keep locked up, when you awaken I...
    Britt4ny Britt4ny 70+, F 5 days ago

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    sometimes if I drop something that's really loud, I'll say sorry just in case it bothered anyone. but usually there's no one around, so I guess I'm just apologizing to whatever I...
    BigBearHug BigBearHug 18-21, M Jan 5

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    I friends told me a dances on top of the table screaming while I was drunk.... Payback was a ***** when I woke up with a hell of a hangover
    HornyLivianaXOXO HornyLivianaXOXO 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 5

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    Well I would if I was wearing pants! But when I do wear pants, my hand is often down them.
    Colojimi Colojimi 41-45, M Jan 7

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    It used to be a hard thing to do, but now I have learned to embrace admitting when I do something wrong or mess something up and it is so much easier and less stressful than trying...
    myzterieboy myzterieboy 41-45, M 2 Responses Jan 7

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    Ok, I didn't cry when I read The Fault In Our Stars. Because every other Asian movie has the same stupid story. So we're used to sick teenaged kids dying and we don't care coz our...
    BlackEyedBean BlackEyedBean 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 8

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    I hate fuss. I hate the feeling that I might not be performing as well as I should be. So when times are busy and I'm under pressure. If anybody asks I always say I'm fine.
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Jan 9

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    Honestly, sometimes I want other people to hear my music. I love my music and I want you to know this awesome stuff I'm listening to. If I'm driving on city streets, I might act on...
    enbybee enbybee 18-21, T Jan 21

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    I do it because I don't believe my life problems should cause anyone grief. I should be the only one to suffer, not them. Even when I need the help, I have to be broken down to ask...
    Ginkofishin Ginkofishin 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 22

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    I literally have no idea what I'm doing on here at 1.40am but I do like the radio. 💃
    lewismoore7 lewismoore7 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    Well right now I am pretty tired so I'm texting this guy from school, he's really attractive and funny and I miss him so much, we don't talk like we used to
    lukesdeadpenguin lukesdeadpenguin 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    Some People Don't Get It - If there is anything I hated the most about my trolls/haters, it's that they simply don't get that my werecreature stuff isn't real - I am just doing...
    Monstermaster13 Monstermaster13 22-25, M 1 day ago

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    I'm so drunk right now... thinking about being married and wanting a divorce desperately, yet not wanting to hurt my husband. thinking about where life would be if I had not taken...
    kelly65876 kelly65876 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 7

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    When I feel depressed the thought of eating sickens me. If I am severely depressed I could starve myself for days on end up to a week, instead I drink up to 4 V cans a day (a drink...
    WokenandOpen WokenandOpen 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 9

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    I'm sorry, and thanks for all the great memories.... Yesterday was great, and I had a great time... But I just cant... I can't and I just .... I cant... goodbye...
    debonaireash debonaireash 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 12

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    Since I was little girl and that never did anything wrong I thought it was my fault, then He used excuses and more excuses that made people think that I was crazy or something...
    lovingCuteSmartGirl lovingCuteSmartGirl 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 13

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    I love Pandora, especially at night, that's when I feel they play the best slow jams. My favorite radios are Mariah Carey and Mya. Like I said especially at night, it's the perfect...
    alxvii alxvii 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 16

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    So I'm in this play and one of the actors is this young hunky thing who is Facebook friends with my hubby and a bunch of other friends. I restrained myself from friending him...
    BlackEyedBean BlackEyedBean 41-45, F 3 Responses Jan 21

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    I Feel This Is The Only Way I Can Get It Out Without People Saying that its's all lies , A Few Years ago my mum married a Fellow , And at the beginning everything was fine until we...
    KaitlinDwan KaitlinDwan 13-15, F 3 Responses Jan 23

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    I crank it up to Pearl Jam, RHCP, Smashing Pumpkins, Weezer, Green Day, etc.. Especially when Nirvana comes on. I have no idea what Kurt was singing about, but I feel like it is...
    nickfalls nickfalls 18-21, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    im not alone right now 3 out of my 4 siblings are home.i couldn't concentrate on my school work because they have music on so i can't concentrate. my work is due today . so i got...
    jynx1 jynx1 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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