As a child, did you develop an awkward habit?

@Fulltank (2894)
Philippines
October 28, 2009 6:09pm CST
I remember when I was still in grade school that I usually bite the tip of my mongol pencil. This I do without even knowing I've done it. It would ended up chewing my eraser and my mom scolding me at home. Later I got rid of it and develop an new habit of biting the tip on my ball pen. Later in high school, I learn to play tricks with my pen, the one swirling back and forth in my fingers. I also learn a few trick overs coins. Running it through my fingers or tossing two coins over my fingers. Have you develop the same habit or mannerism in your early childhood years?
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@riyasam (16570)
• India
30 Oct 09
oh,one that used to irritate almost everyone.thankfully,now i have outgrown the habit.i used to chew my lower lip when i was nervous,now my kids irritate me by biting their nails.
@Fulltank (2894)
• Philippines
2 Nov 09
hahahah, now at least your past is making even with you right now. "Mind your fingers, or I'll cut them off", have you said it already to your kids?lol. Make sure to trim your kids nails every other day so that they would not get any germs when they do the biting.
@voldrox (7200)
• India
29 Oct 09
Hi fulltank I have had this odd habit from years and i still have it!... i still play with my ears, i don't know how i developed this habit, but i still do it unconsciously and i guess i should avoid this thing, i don't know what others might think of it... to some people it is a sign a sign that i am not listening, there was this mathematics teacher i had in some 5 or 6 th grade and when she was teaching something, suddenly she stopped and asked me not to play with my ears, i guess she was annoyed, but i was just playing, it's just a habit... erm... and it still is. have a nice day fulltank.
@Fulltank (2894)
• Philippines
30 Oct 09
Hope not to offend other people when you touch them after picking your ears. lol
@kykidd (6818)
• United States
29 Oct 09
One of the oddest habits that I developed in my younger years, was straightening the back of my hair. I would do it while I was bored and listening to someone, like in a lecture or something similar. I also would do it when I was nervous. I still have a habit of doing it from time to time. I mostly will do it while I am driving, or when I am sitting at a red light. It is funny how a habit like that just seems to stick with you for such a long period of time. And I often wonder, maybe I would have gotten rid of it, if I would have noticed it at an earlier stage. But I'm not sure that I realized I did it until I got a bit older, perhaps not even until I was about the age of 30. Now, I don't do it so much whenever I am nervous. If I am nervous, or upset, now I catch myself pulling on the edge of my ears. I don't do it too often. But, I catch myself doing this from time to time and it points out to me that the person I am listening to is making me uncomfortable so I will try to draw myself away from the conversation.
@Fulltank (2894)
• Philippines
29 Oct 09
If I see you doing that in public, I would say "This girl may have some mental problem".lol
• China
30 Oct 09
When I was in elementary school, as I remember, I used to have s very "unique" habit. That was, holding the textbook by grasping its up-rim instead of its bottom edge. My teacher pointed it out whenever I was answering his questions with the book in hand Gradually, I get rid of this awkward habbit.