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Things we do when we're nervous.

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by wolferman, Feb 6, 2002.

  1. wolferman

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    I was just wondering if people could share interesting/embarrassing things they do when they are nervous. Personally, I start yawning like crazy. At first, it allows me the ability to seem calm and at worse, bored. But after the 10th time I yawn, I start looking a little silly. I was just wondering if any of you had some strange nervous behaviors as well.
     
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    haha..reading the above post made ME yawn!
     
  4. Biffer

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    hahaha-I thought I was the only one.
    Wolfer, I also tend to Yawn a lot when I'm nervous--try some chewing gum next time, that always does the trick for me.

    biffer
     
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    nerves aren't really a big issue for me, but if I do become nervous sometimes I become incoherent and can't enunciate properly :) . I make weird connections as it is, I sometimes make completely random connections that make perfect sense to me but no one else. fortunately, most people tend to think it's rather funny. The not-being able to speak properly is the annoying one though. I also tend to lose my train of thought really easily (like some kinda verbal ADD), which makes me ramble because I'm trying to complete a thought that's already passed. Also very annoying :)
     
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    Yawning? That's a good one. I turn bright red. Very embarrassing. :mad: :D
     
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    I just talk to much..and ramble on...
     
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    I've been known to crack my knuckles when I'm antsy. Bugs the daylights out of some people.
     
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    Another babbler here. I'm obviously not nervous right now though. :)
     
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    When I'm nervous, I master....uh, bite my fingernails. Yeah, that's it.
     
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    another yawner here. I thought i was the only one *sob*
     
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    During my one and only interview, I didn't feel nervous, but when I started talking, my mouth got really dry and I lost my train of thought.
     
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    I bite my lip. If I'm supernervous you can tell because when I start talking, my voice is so obviously shaking. I HATE THAT!!! (it usually only happens though when I'm talking in front of a class) :rolleyes:
     
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    My nerves don't really get to me, but if it's something important (seminar, quals, interview, etc) my mouth dries up and I start talking reeeeally fast.
     
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    With respect to one on one interviews, I'm usually pretty cool. But with a panal of three or four.....forget about it!! I first start having difficulty figuring out who to look at. Then it progresses to overfocusing on how I'm sounding while I'm speaking, and as a final blow, I lose my entire train of thought. Not a pretty sight.
     
  16. I strap myself into a straight jacket and go into my room with padded walls and jump around for a while.
     
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    I move things that aren't related to the Pre-Allopathic forum to the Lounge.
     

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