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I Smile When I'm Nervous

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    The thing that upsets me most, is when I'm fine when I'm alone in my room and than out of the blue. My drunken father walks in. Yelling at me. My night. Ruined. 👊
    girlinwhite227 girlinwhite227 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 30

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    I always say I'm okay when I'm not, but it's completely pointless because my face says everything. Screw it! I guess that's what life it lol. :)
    Bhavika18 Bhavika18 18-21, F Jul 6

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    Kodaline,Ben Howard, secondhand serenade, framing hanley.. Etc etc Musics always a good release for me, especially when I'm sad, which is every ******* day tbh. But in them 3-4...
    teebagg teebagg 16-17, F Jul 13

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    Actually, it's not weird acting. I let go more easily of my thoughts without really wanting to rather than when I'm fully alert of what I'm doing. When tired I get irritable...
    Suxa90 Suxa90 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 2

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    Lol! I work night shift & if it's my last day, when I'm off the next morning, I usually stay up until evening bedtime... I begin to see cats from the corner of my eye. I also may...
    IntomeYousee IntomeYousee 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 2

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    Saying I'm okay when I'm not has became a habit for me. I refuse to show people my weak side. I have become a pro at hiding how I really feel and it's to the point that I don't...
    XxMarxX XxMarxX 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 5

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    I just went on about how I use tampons and how pads are gross and how I use super plus tampons and they don't hurt me anymore so you shouldn't be scared to used them or whatever. I...
    Kmarcum99 Kmarcum99 13-15, F Jul 7

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    I sometimes say I'm ok even when I'm not ok at all or should I ssy I always say im ok or im fine
    Rach1544 Rach1544 16-17, F Jul 9

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    I've been told that when I'm drunk i like to ***** and sing love songs. I don't ever remember doing it =p
    Heartsu Heartsu 26-30, F 6 Responses Jul 13

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    I'm a 21 years old girl and though I'm okay only when I'm drunk. So I pour alcohol in my throat every night, alone. Wine most of the time, but also vodka and beer, depending on my...
    Payinghug Payinghug 18-21, F Jul 14

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    I hate this so much about myself. I am usually very outgoing and bubbly. Well that's not true but that's what I act when I'm not being me which is most of the time. The problem is...
    Anaihsohs Anaihsohs 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    It's impossible to write my story, because I know that no one will ever believe me... When you're in love, it's hard not to do anything for the person you care about... No one...
    HUMAN2BME HUMAN2BME 26-30, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Because its not the fault of my friends or my beloved ones because they dont have anything to do with it ... I smile when im around them in a way to avoid ruining their day/evening...
    karenkh karenkh 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 27

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    This was in grade 8. I came back to school after a dentist appointment. It's funny how I can remember it very clearly in my head. There were these stairs that you went down to go...
    maigreamour maigreamour 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 5

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    Sometimes, often times, it's really hard for me to do this. And I'm working really hard to not be so stubborn.
    yellowbelly23 yellowbelly23 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    ♫ I'm starting to believe it should be illegal to deceive a woman's heart
    LeelMx LeelMx 26-30, F Jul 9

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    Ya I'm listening to musics in my bed!! 😞
    kaiovinicius kaiovinicius 13-15, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Whenever I get a full belly, you can bet I'm drowsy and ready for a nap. Right now is one of th... zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
    nocturnalhound nocturnalhound 31-35, M Jul 2

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    I say always say I'm ok even this I'm not
    Rach1544 Rach1544 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 5

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    so when one person ask me are you ok? I start to cry and tell him/her yes I'm ok.. crazy?!"@&$)(;:/-;,?! just don't want to be another burden
    gelaibeam gelaibeam 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 11

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    Got pretty drunk last night and did some things I'm not comfortable with while sober.. Dammit I can't control myself.
    Maq98 Maq98 16-17, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    Everyone has emotions, ranging from IMA SO OPTIMISTIC to I hate everything. Well I'm sure everyone has a petpeeves. But If you make me angry, YOU BETTER BELIEVE THAT YOU WILL NEVER...
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    Right now it's just me, my little brother, and my dog in the house. We hear footsteps coming from the basement. I tell my brother it's just people running on the sidewalk, because...
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    30 minutes to my birthday. Getting drunk on a bottle of Merlot and reflecting on the past couple of years. I think, for the first time in many years, I like myself. I'm not...
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    T I - No matter what 2pac - Changes Both help when I need encouragement Black Eyed Peas/ Papa Roach - Anxiety Manafest - Human Helps when I just emotionally down Manafest - Bring...
    DX2000 DX2000 22-25, M Jul 10

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    When ever someone ask me if I'm ok I say yeah. But I'm really not and make sure I keep my mask on. Sometimes it slips but I makes sure it stays on.
    Aaronns Aaronns 36-40, M Jul 11

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    Monday, he surprised me n made the effort first to come see me. Today, I'm the one that asked if he could come. Is he losing his interest in me because he didn't bring up the topic...
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    I'm at the edge of the world.. Where do I go from here? Do I disappear? Edge of the world.. Should I sink or swim? Or simply disappear..
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    He Is We - Everything You Do I miss him. More than anything. I'm like an empty shell without him around. I can't keep doing this. It hurts too bad.
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    It's a freakin' curse, I tell you. I don't know how many times I've started to fall asleep in classes, and suddenly I'm very very glad there's a table or desk there. Thing has a...
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