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I Smile When I'm Nervous

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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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Automatic Reaction

    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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    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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    Tonight was the worst, having to fake smiles to everyone at this wedding, I hated it, I'm not ok and lately I've been crying a load at night, I can't take this much longer.
    Verix Verix 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 1

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    Just thinking about you drives me crazy. Can't stop smiling like a weirdo, well that's because I'm a weirdo I love smiling no matter what :)
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    Ya I'm listening to musics in my bed!! 😞
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    I'm obsessing again. I need to let go.
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    The biggest lie I've ever told was that I was fine. I actually tell people a lot, even when I was crying myself to sleep every night and starving myself I told people I was fine...
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    I want 2 maybe 3 :) But, when I get older. Around 25 years old. I'm 15 right now so I want to wait.
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    Do you ever feel this way? Sometimes I feel like no ones gone through what I have when true are people that have. A lot of people have it worse than I do.. But I always have...
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    I do this all the time, and the reason for it is that I feel I don't want to ruin someone's day with my problems. That's a selfish thing to do in my book, I'll only tell people...
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    When I get upset I shut down. I go silent and don't talk very much. I'll be in that type of mood where I just hate everyone except like, one or two people because the world is full...
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    I shut down when I get stress. I block everything out. I don't realize it. My future boyfriend tells me that's what I do. He thinks it's annoying.
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    I don't want to be remembered after I die. I'll be 32 and a couple of months and I don't feel anyway this way or that way about it. I don't see that feeling changing. What is the...
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    So my boyfriend is out riding with a girl I really dislike. She's so fake and I am Jealous of her. She's so much better than me. She's riding a dirtbike and he's riding a four...
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    The first night i met this guy he was drunk & all over me but me knowing he had a girl friend i pushed him away. Just a few days after them breaking up me & him hungout again for...
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    I wish someone would discipline it
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    It's so easy for you .. Say what you want when you're drunk, and not care for the consequences.
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    ...ehehe. It's awkward when it's with someone who doesn't understand it.
    KA4689 KA4689 22-25, M a week ago

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    'Nuff said. So don't blame me if I ignore you back.
    Jelliii Jelliii 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 27

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    I think it would be great to defend my country
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    Would you....? Would I .......?
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