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I Smile When I'm Nervous

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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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    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 18-21, 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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    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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    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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    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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