Do you have any nervous habits/tics?

kuurt

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#1
Do you have any nervous habits that you do when your around people and uncomfortable?

I will often put my hands in my pockets with my thumbs sticking out when I'm nervous. Then If I catch myself doing that and try to stop doing it, I catch myself reaching up for my mouth. I kind of cup my hand over my mouth and pull it back down as if I were whipping food off of my mouth.

Those are my main two nervous habits. It sure is hard to stop doing them. I usually get a tenseness in my body in these nervous moments that triggers me to do these things. It's usually when I'm walking by people.
 

Ransfordrowe

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#5
Hi.I start breathing alot more loudly and blink alot.

As anxious people I think most of us have nervous habits.If your worried about yours then you can learn to stop doing it.Being aware of when you do it then stopping it.

But I don't think having a nervous habit is necessarily something to worry about.Unless it's extreme or physical damage to yourself.
 

theoutsider

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#6
I count to ten then backwards from ten to one. I hear that's something people with OCD do a lot. Also, at work mostly, if I have to speak in a situation where I know I'll be nervous I take a click pen with me and I'll either keep fiddling with it or I'll click it nonstop.
 

kuurt

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#9
I'm trying to replace my nervous tics with a new one that is probably not even noticeable. When I'm tempted to put my hands in my pockets or whip my mouth, I try to press my thumb nail against my finger instead.
 

lily

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#10
I count to ten then backwards from ten to one. I hear that's something people with OCD do a lot. Also, at work mostly, if I have to speak in a situation where I know I'll be nervous I take a click pen with me and I'll either keep fiddling with it or I'll click it nonstop.
that you'll click the pen non-stop is funny :bigsmile:
 

DeadmanWalking

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#14
I stumble over my words like I've had a bottle of vodka, I back away from who/whatever is making me nervous, I look down and refuse to make eye contact, and, apparently, I blush.
 

kuze

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#16
I can't make eye contact which makes me look really suspicious. Without the eye contact, I have the troublesome task of not staring at a person's boob or butt, which I inevitably do, because it's a self fulfilling prophecy at this point. At that point, the panic attacks set in, and the ticks just double downed even more. Is pretty much a cycle that I can't break.
 
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