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I Smile When I'm Nervous

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    And I'm always nervous too... :( I can't help, but sweat over the small stuff! Guess this is what it means to have anxiety..
    TheSpookyPotato TheSpookyPotato 18-21, F Sep 27

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    It's a nervous tic. I can't help it when I do it. Not even aware I'm doing it most times.
    Wittyname1234 Wittyname1234 22-25, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Even in our classroom ,when our teacher told us to go out and I walk all alone by the stairs.I felt if does someone to talk with me for a long time ??but not.. When we will stay...
    khristinelopez khristinelopez 13-15, F Oct 12

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    My actions may not be of the highest caliber, but they are never boring. As little shame as I have when I'm sober, it completely goes out of the window drunk...
    3Dogmatic 3Dogmatic 36-40, M 1 Response Oct 13

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    Have such a hard time letting people in of opening up that the automatic response to how are you is that I'm okay...it's almost like the knee jerk reaction to the question. ...even...
    thebigtexrock thebigtexrock 41-45, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    well I also says that I'm okey even if I'm not its bcoz I don't want that my love ones will get worried..
    magicalove magicalove 41-45, F 8 hrs ago

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    Okay idk what my deal is but when I get around any social event or environment I sweat like CRAZY. It's such a burden! I can't help it either. Like I can't wear certain shirts if I...
    isabellamancini isabellamancini 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    I really miss you. I haven't seen you in 2 weeks and I want to cry. The fact that we don't have to even talk to each other in person yet you can put a smile on my face makes me...
    fallout07 fallout07 18-21, F Oct 1

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    Do you ever get that feeling that you want to be involved with your roommates friends and have a good time with them though it's like you aren't there? I'm just their with my...
    AquaDragon2014 AquaDragon2014 18-21, M Sep 29

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    I'm pretty sure everyone fall victim to this; you would most likely be lying if you said no.
    mountainseal mountainseal 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    Drank too much last night, got bills to pay I'm late for work again.
    BlackEyedBean BlackEyedBean 41-45, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    It's common It's normal And I'm used to it Btw..I'm fine..I'm okay.. :)
    bunnychubz bunnychubz 13-15, F 18 hrs ago

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    Being as I'm not of legal age, I don't drink often. But when I do, I go all out. Lol I remember the very first time I got drunk. I was 15 and after many shots me and my friend...
    AvaleeMarie AvaleeMarie 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 26

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    Thas not stricly true! I rarely post wen I'm drunk cos I don drink much!
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 1 Response Sep 29

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    No matter what kind of relationship I am having, that ugly, snot-colored monster inevitably raises its ugly head: the one that tells me that I'm still that gross, overweight kid...
    BlackEyedBean BlackEyedBean 41-45, F 2 Responses Oct 5

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    By this headline, you would think i'm upset about something, and then you would be expecting to read some type of long rant about something that happened to me today. However, this...
    mkmoore mkmoore 16-17, F Oct 7

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    I talk to myself when i get very happy :) And when i get angry :P
    eph01 eph01 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 12

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    I'm looking for more metal bands to listen to.. I love the Human Abstract so anything like that band would be great! Any one have any suggestions.
    reinventingyourexit reinventingyourexit 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    I am not yet fit for human consumption. But me back in the oven at 425 for 30 minutes, then stick a fork in me. If it comes out clean, I'm done.
    adianoeta adianoeta 26-30, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    LOL first thought: a tombstone that says "ok. I'm done." Gave me a chuckle.
    niklb niklb 41-45, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I get totally aroused when I am spanked..... there is nothing better then being over a knee bare being spanked by a man or women knowing that your totally exposed and getting...
    otkangel otkangel 31-35, F 6 Responses Sep 30

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    I am not a victim. I am not a victim. I am NOT a victim!! I refuse to be called that pitiful name! I'm strong and I will forge along!
    BlackEyedBean BlackEyedBean 41-45, F 3 Responses Oct 8

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    Oooh! what have I done? I was browsing the web, searching for a chat platform, where it is easy to chat. not with like minded but with people. It turns out it aint that easy. I...
    lonelypeople lonelypeople 22-25, M Oct 14

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    Omg for months... The silence as we both do our own thing, abiding by their sleep pattern and uninterested in mine.. I can share amaZing news that normally would have me on top of...
    TheHiddenMoon TheHiddenMoon 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    What am I doing really? Is this what I imagined life to be, or was I just so naive when I got married? I'm lucid enough to recognize that this is merely a journey, but how it...
    BlackEyedBean BlackEyedBean 41-45, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    This has been a great week! I've eaten a lot of fast food and deep fat fried meals and have been indulging in treats :) Right now I'll be working on a plate of hashbrowns, some...
    Neoroku Neoroku 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    A few stolen moments Is all that we share You've got your family And they need you there Though I try to resist Being last on your list Coz no other man's gonna do So I'm saving...
    BlackEyedBean BlackEyedBean 41-45, F Sep 29

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    I am NEVER drinking again. I have said this so many times but seriously. It benefits me in no way whatsoever. Last night my whole freaking neck set on fire from this drink, what...
    Chloeeee17 Chloeeee17 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    Sat in bed watching Friends :) this is what you do when things are not right :( and you're too screwed up to go college. Friends make me happy :) Joey :D
    watermelongirl watermelongirl 16-17, F Sep 26

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    this'll help! http://m.youtube.com/channel/UCpHmQQnLzjmi2R2Cfm-U2WA
    mirielara mirielara 18-21, F Oct 7

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    Nothing hurts quite like a friends' rejection when you have told them your life's biggest secret. Want to lash out and shake him by the collar but perhaps his part in my life is...
    BlackEyedBean BlackEyedBean 41-45, F 3 Responses Oct 12

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    Especially when you know you have to be up early:(
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Oct 14

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    We had a party at our house and when it got late at night there was just me and 2 of my husbands friends still awake. I was making out wiht both of them. then we went skinny...
    BELLAGUMBY BELLAGUMBY 46-50, F 50 Responses Sep 26

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    ONENESSThe true and the highest salvation is neither going to Heaven nor enjoying celestial pleasures and living in the presence of a personal God, but it lies in going beyond all...
    kuveeraa kuveeraa 36-40 3 days ago

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    Like right now... Ya. Just my luck. I come across this one while eating ice cream and listening to music feeling sad. Oh the irony.
    Firtreegirl Firtreegirl 13-15, F Sep 30

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    Feeling like Rachel Green in friends after Joey tells her he likes her and she feels helpless as he tries to leave the restaurant, hurt. A good friend got drunk the other day and...
    BlackEyedBean BlackEyedBean 41-45, F 3 Responses Oct 2

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    I love girl that pee themselves or daipers
    toryhill toryhill 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 8

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    A flirtation over Instagram; a posting of songs. We live in the same city but have never met. Do I really want to? And possibly ruin the romance?
    BlackEyedBean BlackEyedBean 41-45, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I think we've all done this a few times...
    Adpatrick Adpatrick 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    Nothing like going out of your way to "play" with someone and ending up with bad sex. He's not charming on the emails or texts either. Not that he's rude. But I think it's time to...
    BlackEyedBean BlackEyedBean 41-45, F 3 Responses 2 days ago