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Things we do when we're nervous.

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

  1. wolferman

    wolferman Member? 10+ Year Member

    Jan 17, 2002
    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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  3. Doctora Foxy

    Doctora Foxy Meow 7+ Year Member

    Jan 28, 2002
    haha..reading the above post made ME yawn!
  4. Biffer

    Biffer The good times doc 10+ Year Member

    Dec 21, 2001
    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.

  5. leorl

    leorl Physician Moderator Emeritus Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 10+ Year Member

    Jan 2, 2001
    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 :)
  6. buffy

    buffy Member 7+ Year Member

    Nov 26, 2001
    Yawning? That's a good one. I turn bright red. Very embarrassing. :mad: :D
  7. Scooby Doo

    Scooby Doo IEatShavedPussyCats 10+ Year Member

    Jul 9, 2001
    I just talk to much..and ramble on...
  8. UCMonkey

    UCMonkey Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Aug 26, 2001
    Cincinnati, OH
    I've been known to crack my knuckles when I'm antsy. Bugs the daylights out of some people.
  9. spacecadet

    spacecadet Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jul 2, 2001
    Houston, TX
    Another babbler here. I'm obviously not nervous right now though. :)
  10. eagle26

    eagle26 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    When I'm nervous, I master....uh, bite my fingernails. Yeah, that's it.
  11. Cerberus

    Cerberus Heroic Necromancer Physician 10+ Year Member

    Dec 13, 2001
    another yawner here. I thought i was the only one *sob*
  12. Doctora Foxy

    Doctora Foxy Meow 7+ Year Member

    Jan 28, 2002
    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.
  13. vixen

    vixen I like members 10+ Year Member

    Oct 17, 2000
    upstate ny
    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:
  14. kutastha

    kutastha 2K Member Physician 10+ Year Member

    Jun 24, 2001
    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.
  15. Ibis

    Ibis Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Dec 16, 2001
    Miami, FL
    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.
  17. Jamier2

    Jamier2 SDN Hillbilly Moderator Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Mar 22, 2001
    I move things that aren't related to the Pre-Allopathic forum to the Lounge.

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