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Do you have any physical quirks/nervous habits??

The New BlackThe New Black Posts: 16,738Registered Users
...little things you do a lot with your hands, feet, head or any other body part? I was in a meeting today and one of my coworkers cracked his neck, which he does a lot. Sometimes he'll just tilt his head to do it; other times he'll grab his jaw and twist it. It makes a loud crunch, o_O. Some people crack their backs or their knuckles. I chew on the inside of my lip, and I'm constantly rubbing my nose (I'm so afraid of having boogers).

What do you do?
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  • LadyV69LadyV69 Posts: 3,397Registered Users
    When I'm nervous, I'll keep twisting my ring or twirling my necklace around.
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  • CurlyCanadianCurlyCanadian Posts: 10,780Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I twist my earrings. My Grandmother says my Great Grandmother used to do it as well.
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  • curlisue1curlisue1 Posts: 491Registered Users
    I chew on the inside of my lip also.
  • claudine19claudine19 Posts: 4,486Registered Users
    I'm fidgety.
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  • CurlyminxCurlyminx Posts: 5,581Registered Users
    I spell workds with my fingers. Like I use my index finger as a pen and I "write" words. usually a word that was just said or something. Over and over again. But it isn't obvious, I think it looks like my finger is twitching against me because it is more in my mind...

    I feel totally strange now.
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  • irociroc Posts: 7,890Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I chew the inside of my mouth.

    Or my usual description: 'I eat my face.'

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  • Iari78Iari78 Posts: 57Registered Users
    I pick at the skin around my nails, and bite the inside of my mouth and my tongue.
  • wanderlustwanderlust Posts: 650Registered Users
    I pick at the skin on my lips - NOT GOOD
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  • NarniaNarnia Posts: 1,770Registered Users
    I blink a lot if I'm in an awkward confrontation.
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  • SCGSCG Posts: 5,416Registered Users
    I chew on the inside of my lip/cheek (that one is a really bad habit... I'm doing it as I type!), crack my knuckles, run my fingernail under my other nails (if that makes sense?), and I go through stages of having to "fix" my nose ring often.

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  • nappilyevaaftanappilyevaafta Posts: 31Registered Users
    I used to chew the inside of my mouth, now I am the
    occasional teeth grinder... :-O
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  • Knotty_MaddyKnotty_Maddy Posts: 518Registered Users
    My DH constantly taps or jiggles his foot, or rubs his hand on his pant leg, drives me bonks ;p lol! My MIL constantly rubs her hand hard against her outer thigh, I think he got that from her...she's a ball of nerves, almost like she is always about to shriek and faint from stress.

    I pick my cuticles, and if I am really upset, I will rub one of my eyebrows, stroking it over and over again - it is oddly soothing!
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  • SunshineGrrlSunshineGrrl Posts: 3,823Registered Users
    I'm also someone who chews on their lips.

    I will also take a small lock of hair and twirl it around until it makes kind of a rope looking thingy. Then I'll proceed to wrap the rope of hair around my finger and kinda trace my fingernail up and down the length of it. My grandma did it, my mom does it and now I do it. And after a little while, I'll gather a new section of hair and do it all over again. Sometimes I'll loop them into knots just to see it falls out.

    At work during meetings, I'll unscrew and screw the part of the pen at the top. I only use ballpoint clicker pens, so you can usually unscrew the tip portion to put a replacement ink in? I unscrew and screw it back tight during the whole meeting.

    I'm also on the phone a lot at work helping people get paperwork completed. That comes with boredom from all the dead air and I can't really do a whole lot while I'm on the phone, most of the rest of my work requires I use a phone to get it done. There is also the frustration factor because the one's I deal with are not the smartest cookies. So I have a mini slinky, pop tops and silly putty that I play with to keep my phone rage under control and keep my hands busy.

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  • claudine19claudine19 Posts: 4,486Registered Users
    Curlyminx wrote: »
    I spell workds with my fingers. Like I use my index finger as a pen and I "write" words. usually a word that was just said or something. Over and over again. But it isn't obvious, I think it looks like my finger is twitching against me because it is more in my mind...

    I feel totally strange now.

    I do this too!

    I'd forgotten.

    I used to be very obsessive about it when I was young.
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  • JayneeJaynee Posts: 2,039Registered Users
    Another lip chewer here. I'll start in on my cheeks sometimes too. I also will play with my earrings and slide the backs back and forth.

    My husband bites his nails. Drives. Me. Crazy. I'm constantly nudging him and pulling his hands out of his mouth because he wants to stop, but it's seriously an addiction. Blech.

  • jenfitzjenfitz Posts: 121Registered Users
    I bite my bottom lip when I'm nervous.
  • SaraNoHSaraNoH Posts: 827Registered Users
    I pick at my fingernails/cuticles. That one can get really bad. Like bloody bad.
    I used to play with my tragus piercing a lot (it's a stud). For awhile now I've been picking at/pulling my head hair which is getting kind of out of control.
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  • OBBOBB Posts: 4,174Registered Users
    i shake my legs when sitting
  • 09robiha09robiha Posts: 683Registered Users
    I shake my legs when I'm sitting almost constantly

    My bf is also a nail biter..so annoying!
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  • The New BlackThe New Black Posts: 16,738Registered Users
    I forgot one: my dad adjusts his baseball cap when he's nervous. It's kinda cute actually.
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  • Like.AustraliaLike.Australia Posts: 2,544Registered Users
    I spin my ring around. That's about it. I'm pretty still aside from that. My husband is fidgety as hell though. It drives me crazy sometimes!
  • curlysue21curlysue21 Posts: 5,219Registered Users
    When I am nervous or uncomfortable I touch/scratch my face/neck/chest.

    I have an awful picking habit with my cuticles and especially my lips.
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  • LISA LISALISA LISA Posts: 566Registered Users
    I constantly twirl a piece of hair & tie it in little knots and loops.

    I'm also a lip biter - and I pull off the top layer of skin with my teeth. Yeah it's gross.

    Also a zit popper. Can't help it.
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  • CurlyminxCurlyminx Posts: 5,581Registered Users
    Claudine -

    It has progressed over my life. And at different times its a BIG obsessive problem.

    When I was a kid it was with my big toe. I would stare out the window and "jump" over any power pole or tree on the side of the street. Meaning: I press my big toe down until my vision crosses an obstacle and then I "jump" over it.

    Then it progressed to tracing power lines with a couple fingers.

    Now I do the spelling thing.

    DRIVES. ME. CRAZY.
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  • LAwomanLAwoman Posts: 2,949Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    My constant hair twirling has been known to infuriate a few people (mostly my mother when I was growing up).
  • curlylauracurlylaura Posts: 8,352Registered Users
    I clench my jaw.
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