idiosyncrasies

Philippines
December 22, 2010 8:20am CST
We all have idiosyncrasies whether we are aware of it or not. Mine is that I could not eat when somebody is reading newspaper. I would wait until the person folds the paper and put it somewhere I could not see. Even then, I could smell the print...but only when I am eating. This idiosyncrasy has placed me often in embarrassing situations. What is your specific idiosyncrasy?
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9 responses
• Philippines
22 Dec 10
I do have a few idiosyncrasies. When I watch movies or anything, I want complete silence that's why I prefer using headphones and when I watch a movie or anything, it irritates me if I wasn't able to get even just a single word or act that a particular person had said or done. When I sleep, I have my pillow over my head instead of under.
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• Philippines
22 Dec 10
I have a lot of those. I can't close my eyes when i'm watching tv. It just doesn't feel right. Also, i can't walk when i'm sitting coz it also doesn't feel right. I also can't sleep when i'm very much awake. I only sleep at night or whenever i feel sleepy.
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@Hatley (164777)
• Garden Grove, California
22 Dec 10
come on thats making fun of the poster and thats not what he is after poor response adds nothing to the discussion,. he is being serious and you are mocking.
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• Philippines
23 Dec 10
Hi Hatley. I love you. Thank you so much for saying this for me.
• Philippines
23 Dec 10
@figurativeme Did you say 'i love you?'. Lol. Well, well, well, a public confession before christmas? I'm sure it means something. Lol
@krajibg (11940)
• Guwahati, India
22 Dec 10
Idiosyncrasies is defined as an individualizing quality or characteristic of a person or group, and is often used to express eccentricity or peculiarity. The term can also be applied to symbols. Idiosyncratic symbols mean one thing for a particular person, as a blade could mean war, but to someone else, it could symbolize a surgery. By the same principle, linguists state that words are not only arbitrary, but also largely idiosyncratic signs.
• Philippines
23 Dec 10
Hi krajibg. Thanks for the information. Quite right, really. And I dunno if my example above would apply but I notice that it has become a commonplace or sight for people to read newspapers in public eating places and my stomach would churn I could not eat. And my friends would find it strange that I could not tolerate smell of newsprints when I am eating. I have been embarrassed many times for this peculiarity in me but I could not do otherwise. Am not apologizing...just stating a fact. Thanks for your response.
@krajibg (11940)
• Guwahati, India
23 Dec 10
you are welcome
@lunion (64)
• Indonesia
22 Dec 10
Me too. I find it very hard too watch movie or listening to music when there's somebody around. I always find watching movie or listening to music a very personal time & experience, so i really feel disturbed when there's someone near. I usually postpone watching movie until they're gone. or if i'm really disturbed, i asked them to leave. It kinda ruin the mood. Well, so much for idiosyncrasy.
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• Philippines
23 Dec 10
Especially when you are with one who talks and talks when you are watching a movie or listening to music. I can understand this. Appreciate your response. Merry Christmas.
@nothef (7)
• Israel
22 Dec 10
For some reason I find it very hard to eat at my house when there are strangers there (talking about guests and such, people which are not usually in the house). That never happens to me outside, in public places.. only at my own house
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• Philippines
22 Dec 10
Hi nothef. That certainly is a thought. Outside we do eat with total strangers, like we do not know people who sits on the table next to us. It could be uncomfortable if you have guests most of the time. Thanks for your response.
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@savypat (20247)
• United States
23 Dec 10
I hate to talk on the phone, I spent so many hours on the phone in my work that I just can't stand it now.
• Philippines
24 Dec 10
Hi! Too much of anything can surely give us a sort of "phobia." I can relate to that. Thanks for your response and merry christmas, savvypat.
@Hatley (164777)
• Garden Grove, California
22 Dec 10
hi figurativeme I cannot eat or finish writing something if someone is standing behind me, it does not matter why but just the standing over me like they are judging me gives me the hebby jeebies. I have to wait til the person either sits down away from me or leaves.
• Philippines
23 Dec 10
Hi Hatley. This situation happens to me in the office. I get infuriated when somebody stands behind me when I work like watching what I do. I do stop work and gets irritated more with the interruption. Do appreciate your response. Merry Christmas.
@zapatee (477)
• Philippines
22 Dec 10
i read broadsheets starting from the front page headlines, go straight to the back headlines, and continue reading backwards (back page to the inside pages). in reading stories/articles that continue on a jump page (e.g. front page to pp. 21-d), i end up flipping, folding, unfolding, refolding the paper as i read, lol. for the finale, i read the opinion and editorial pages last because these are my favorites. also, i absolutely get irritated when someone tries to bug me when i'm reading, whether it's a newspaper, a book, or any other reading material, anytime of the day or night, lol. sometimes i eat using only a bowl and a spoon, especially when i'm alone or working at my desk at home. there's more, but these top my list.
• Philippines
23 Dec 10
Hi zapatee. I don't mind broadsheets as long as I am not eating. The folding and unfolding could be irritating that's why I tell student writers not to do jumps if possible...if possible. Wishful thinking. Thanks for your response.
@cssiduyz (1054)
• Indonesia
23 Dec 10
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