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Do Tell: What Are Your Nervous Habits?

We’re at no loss for bad habits that we wish we didn’t have, so what about nervous habits? I’ve lost more jewelry than I care to count because whenever I'm nervous, I start fidgeting with my rings or earrings, and I bite my lip too. So what about you? Do tell, what are your annoying, silly, or just plain peculiar nervous habits?


BrittanyJ86 BrittanyJ86 9 years
When I get stressed, nervous or upset I put my index finger to my thumb and start spelling any words I see! We could be driving in the car and I see a sign that says main street and I will start spelling it out on my thumb. When things are really bad I usually just end up scribbling on my thumb. Its very strange, I know. No idea where this habit came from. Most people don't notice...thank goodness, but it is a dead give away to my boyfriens. He immediatly knows when I am upset.
rashell rashell 9 years
i sit with my left foot under my right thigh so it's slightly lifted off the ground and then i end up shaking my right foot to and from each side... or i flip my shoe off and on. sometimes i even end up playing with my facial piercing which is gross because it smells bad, hahaha. ew.
Silverlining10 Silverlining10 9 years
I bite my lips, obsessively straighten my hair with my hands, scratch my head, and squirm in my seat.
designergirl designergirl 9 years
I fidget with my jewelry, or, if my nail polish is chipped, I will proceed to chip off all of it. One of my pet peeves is people who tap their feet or click a pen nervously. Nothing's worse than someone making noise while you're taking a test or working.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
I touch my hair a lot.
anna_muffin anna_muffin 9 years
I bite my the skin around my nails and my lips. I also scratch myself on the neck and mess with my hair.
heineken67 heineken67 9 years
I bite my nails or mess with their cuticles, and I push my hair back a lot.
michelle-c42934 michelle-c42934 9 years
I have really long hair and i've recently noticed that whenever i'm bored or nervous i stroke it, in all different ways. I don't know what i'd do if I had short hair
Le-Luxe Le-Luxe 9 years
I bite and pick my cuticles until they bleed. So gross. and I don't have a clue why I think its a good idea.
kgtg1 kgtg1 9 years
I have a small scar on my arm, and when I am nervous I obsessively feel it or scratch it.
LadyP LadyP 9 years
I bounce a leg, bite my lips or my inner cheeks.
allthingsgrow allthingsgrow 9 years
I tap my feet, ball my my hands into fist, bite my lip, and (sounds weird) play with my eyebrows.
aerie087 aerie087 9 years
i get super sweaty palms and i would have to go pee all of the sudden (even if i just went)
rlindz rlindz 9 years
This is weird, but when I'm really nervous I yawn a lot. I guess it's because I can't get a deep breath, but whenever I have to go to a meeting or give a presentation, I can't stop yawning. It's really bad because I'm afraid it makes me look bored or tired.
mnp mnp 9 years
I start to fold or peel paper. i.e. If i'm at my desk, I'll start to play with the sticky notes or if I'm at a bar, I'll start peeling away the beer label on the beer that I have.
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 9 years
^ Forgot to mention that if I'm home and get nervous, I start cleaning. It's an automatic response for me.
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 9 years
- Pick at my cuticles - Tap my nails on either a magazine or table - Snap my nail against another nail - Grind my teeth To stop the habits listed above, I now keep a beaded bracelet with me and when I feel like I'm going to do one of the above, I take out the bracelet and focus on rolling the beads.
TruJrzyGirl TruJrzyGirl 9 years
I hair twirl | I play with my ear | I laugh when I get nervous | I can't remember things when I am nervous, I forget everything recently said to me.
pink-elephant pink-elephant 9 years
I bite my bottom lip a lot- once or twice I've done this until it bleeds, I also bite my nails, and bounce my legs. I also have a nervous laugh if I'm nervous in a conversation. haha I have so many!
Kazagirl Kazagirl 9 years
I play with my fingers and any jewelry on my hands, bite my lip, laugh nervously. I have so many.
K-is-For-Kait K-is-For-Kait 9 years
I bite my nails, bite my lip, and play with my earrings. Occasionally, I start tapping my foot rapidly, but I try to turn that one down because I know it annoys others.
chicaparati17 chicaparati17 9 years
Pull the back of my hair
Marci Marci 9 years
I usually get very restless and need to move; I'll suddenly start taking care of all sorts of little things I haven't done, like filing papers or scrub things down.
bellaswan bellaswan 9 years
I usually feel like going to the bathroom or pick on my lips. It looks absolutely stupid but I can't help it. I do get nervous quite frequently, I'm a theatre actress so everytime we have a show or something I start feeling like that... I HATE IT!
lms lms 9 years
This doesn't happen often, but if I am really nervous I will sweat and/or have to go to the bathroom.
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