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I Smile When I'm Nervous

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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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    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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    Natural Reaction

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    More like "I make stupid choices when I'm drunk" lol. ._.
    drewkyzer drewkyzer 16-17, M Feb 11

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    Love it.its just perfect .when I'm alone I can actually be my self.when music hits u I dont hurt.the words speak to u.making u feel wanted.when every one gives up on u and leaves...
    emo200 emo200 13-15, F Feb 12

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    I like listening to different songs from the 90's when I'm upset or sad. Always makes me feel better.
    Allie9273 Allie9273 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 23

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    But then again I get drunk when I'm happy!
    Vincanity37 Vincanity37 36-40, M 5 days ago

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    Love music... From just about all eras and genres. Music makes me happy even when It makes me sad. I love to crank my stereo high when I'm driving... Maybe it makes me obnoxious...
    bluebird73 bluebird73 41-45, F 6 Responses Feb 4

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    I say I'm OK when I am and even when I'm not. Everything is fine! No not really. Never really. I say I'm fine because that is what is expected. If people knew half the things going...
    jrf9782 jrf9782 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 4

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    I cry all the time when I'm alone I feel like that's the only way of getting through life right now
    vanessa5290 vanessa5290 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 12

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    Never fails unless I'm crying. Whenever we get on video chat, I'm immediately smiling at her. Her sweet eyes make me feel trust, her smile makes me feel happy and her calling my...
    Mamasbabycub Mamasbabycub 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I'm drunk and can't see straight
    protographer15 protographer15 22-25, F 5 Responses Feb 3

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    Just sent this text after falling asleep to the hobbit: I'm up love! Do you think the jubilaters of the force will recognize the victory of our honor?
    chocolatecurlz chocolatecurlz 18-21, F Feb 17

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    Just did because the food my sister had looked delicious. Not that it matters. I'm just full, but that will change shorty.
    UnfinishedStar UnfinishedStar 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    That really drives me insane because it makes me feel like he/she doesn't trust what I'm saying.
    maddie91101 maddie91101 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    I'm listening to The Cure way too much.
    Britt4ny Britt4ny 70+, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    "I'm good", have to say so because that's one of my job, so..
    Kayu96 Kayu96 31-35, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    nobody even asks if I'm o.k
    Ishapian Ishapian 36-40, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I always say I'm ok because 20% of people don't care about my problems and the 80% are glad im having them.
    cly4life82 cly4life82 31-35, F 5 Responses Feb 3

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    I hate it when I lose control when I drink too much. It's been a long time since I got really drunk. Last Friday was a little out of control, I finished more than 2 packs of smoke...
    grrrey grrrey 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 4

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    I have my moments of solitude, when I can almost feel weak to the point of craving for two strong arms around me, hugging caringly and tenderly, and keeping me there long... no...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 7

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    Haha I sing like an idiot when I am drunk
    michellesydney michellesydney 18-21, F 14 Responses Feb 11

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    I suppose you guys are all on the opposite side of my world. I'm in Cape Town - South Africa. where r u from? I'm mostly on late at night
    urwright urwright 41-45, F 7 Responses Feb 13

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    I love cranking up to Bill Withers.. lovely Day .. Makes me sure feel good... When I wake up in the morning, love And the sunlight hurts my eyes And something without warning, love...
    saxappeal saxappeal 46-50, F 5 Responses Feb 14

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    I think I'm in love with my radio cause it never let me down.. and I fall in love with my Stereo whenever I hear the sound...
    LuvableBee101 LuvableBee101 18-21, F Feb 15

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    The minute I become anything less than strictly necessary for someone is the minute I lose any value in their life. It has always been the same. I'm pretty dependable. I give...
    GoldingFlies GoldingFlies 18-21 1 Response Feb 15

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    Great...i'm depressed noe and stuck in my house with my mom...she won't let me sleep during the day and i can't cut myself when she is around...damn i hate this so much
    anderlr anderlr 13-15, M 1 Response Feb 20

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    I'm almost always "around" people. but I feel you need to enjoy the company in order to not feel alone :/ You can deduce that I'm not often pleased with my company or the people...
    LadyWildFlower LadyWildFlower 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 20

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    I'm so tired of trying and failing. So tired of not being enough, being too much or just being. I don't want to be here anymore. I'm tired of being a burden everywhere I go.
    NickzM NickzM 22-25, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I don't know who to believe... or who to trust.... I just want to end it.... I'm done with getting hurt...I'm tired of getting hurt...
    nomnommings nomnommings 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Sometimes I think asking someone if they are alright is just a formality. There's got to be someone that cares, but it seems like everyone around me starts to lose interest the...
    sile3 sile3 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 3

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    i have no appetite, i'm feeling low now... i've been listening to "Walk Through" all day... hoping that it will boost my self esteem and it didn't
    Aijmeerah Aijmeerah 16-17, F Feb 4

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    ok well I say the most stupid stuff like I don't even know where half the stuff comes from when it leaves my mouth when I angry or frustrated
    ashleysokolik ashleysokolik 13-15, F Feb 4

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    It's bad to be drunk at 13, I know. But maybe I'll die tomorrow, so I'll be good. And I want a girlfriend right now but she kinda has to be in my country?? Like?? I'm...
    Colourfi Colourfi 13-15, F 10 Responses Feb 11

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    Don't judge someone, is all I'm saying. We're here under assumed names because people have judged us far too harshly without knowing what brought us to this point in time and so we...
    BlackEyedBean BlackEyedBean 41-45, F 5 Responses Feb 11

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    my drunk self is such a douche one time when I was really drunk I went and sent many messages to people mostly girls and then I deleted the messages I sent. and the next day while...
    SeriousSquirrel SeriousSquirrel 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 15

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