When you're nervous, do you show it?

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    Aug 23, 2010 2:37 PM GMT
    When I'm nervous, people can't usually tell. This is obviously an advantage in situations where showing your nerves is a bad thing - but I'd rather not be nervous in the first place!

    Are there any peculiar things that happen to you? For me, sometimes my eyes start watering - it feels like I am crying, my eyes can start twitching slightly, and my mouth gets very dry. The eyes watering part is the most embarrassing...of course I start rubbing my eyes as soon as it starts happening which just makes it seem like I'm crying even more icon_rolleyes.gif. If it gets bad I just have to say 'Please excuse me, I've just got something in my eye' HAHA icon_razz.gif
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    Aug 23, 2010 2:39 PM GMT
    Depends on the situation. Sometimes yes, sometimes no, sometimes "showing" nervousness can be a huge problem, such as piloting a plane with passengers and having a malfunction...last thing ya wanna do is let the passengers know it's bad enough to cause concern.
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    Aug 23, 2010 2:50 PM GMT
    My only sign is sweating on my back. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Aug 23, 2010 2:57 PM GMT
    With Dry Idea deodorant and a pack of Mentos, I never let 'em see me sweat and can always get out of a jam.
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    Aug 23, 2010 2:59 PM GMT
    paulflexes said...such as piloting a plane with passengers and having a malfunction...last thing ya wanna do is let the passengers know it's bad enough to cause concern.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hh_shsRfXqk&feature=search



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    Aug 23, 2010 3:00 PM GMT
    [cite]Gbob said[/cite]When I'm nervous, people can't usually tell. This is obviously an advantage in situations where showing your nerves is a bad thing - but I'd rather not be nervous in the first place!

    Are there any peculiar things that happen to you?
    Yes. I start to stutter. If the anxiety is bad enough, I'll forget what I'm doing, what my purpose is wheverever I'm at...

    As a teacher, you can understand how anxiety can be deadly. It ruined two good jobs I had. For me, overcoming the anxiety and nervousness was one of the big accomplishments in my life.

    Now that I fully understand nerves and where they came from in my life, I am able to be proactive and sort of head it off at the pass before they infect me. In my profession, show nerves just once and it's pretty much downhill from there.
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    Aug 23, 2010 3:02 PM GMT
    i generally foam at the mouth and my limbs lose control causing me to fall to the floor and do the funky chikken....fukken embarassing.....ah bobby im jus fukkenwitya....icon_biggrin.gif
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    Aug 23, 2010 3:05 PM GMT
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    paulflexes said...such as piloting a plane with passengers and having a malfunction...last thing ya wanna do is let the passengers know it's bad enough to cause concern.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hh_shsRfXqk&feature=search



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    Aug 23, 2010 3:25 PM GMT
    we're all subject to jolts of adrenaline .

    to this day i've had to deal with nerves when performing or racing. But they're always manageable . It's a state i accept and work through , i use nerves to concentrate more because in my case, mental panic is my weak spot and my worst enemy.
    Through time i've learned to keep a perspective, think clearly , go with the flow and the muscles follow .



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    Aug 23, 2010 3:26 PM GMT
    Ugh... may not seem that way, but I'm 'blessed' with a rather expressive face. People used to be able to tell eeeeverything by just looking at me, no matter how hard I tried to hide my emotions.
    Fortunately, I've learned to use it to my own advantage icon_twisted.gif
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    Aug 23, 2010 3:34 PM GMT
    Hahahah it depends... if I'm in class doing a Oral Presentation then yes, I get red and my mouth drys up. But when I talk to a cute guy or go on a date with him then no, but I do show no manners ;3
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    Aug 23, 2010 3:40 PM GMT
    Depends on the circumstances and what kind of a mood I'm in....

    If I'm uncomfortable and not prepared, it can be a little rough and I probably can be seen as nervous.

    If I am prepared, but am doing something unusual (like a speech), I can handle it with ease, if I get in the right mental focus. It's kind of odd sometimes.
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    Aug 23, 2010 4:42 PM GMT
    paulflexes said...sometimes "showing" nervousness can be a huge problem, such as piloting a plane with passengers and having a malfunction...last thing ya wanna do is let the passengers know it's bad enough to cause concern.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqrllkAO1uA&feature=more_related

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    Aug 23, 2010 4:47 PM GMT
    Yes. I sweat easily as it is, but when I'm nervous, no matter how cool the room, it starts. My face flushes easier, and I tend to babble and forget what I'm talking about.
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    Aug 23, 2010 4:50 PM GMT
    bigeasydude saidWith Dry Idea deodorant and a pack of Mentos, I never let 'em see me sweat and can always get out of a jam.

    Everyone deals with nervousness & stress a little differently.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GeI5ke0BENw&feature=related
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    Aug 23, 2010 4:54 PM GMT
    I'm only ever genuinely nervous in the presence of guys I find ridiculously hot. icon_redface.gif Other than that, I'm pretty good at preventing people from seeing if I've lost my cool.
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    Aug 23, 2010 6:09 PM GMT
    I show it by getting my ears red, same thing happens when am embarrassed. Worst part is there is no way I can hide them and they glow red like a traffic light.
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    Aug 23, 2010 6:14 PM GMT
    Lol, my nose runs. Like, "clear" snot. Does that make sense? Like water dribbling from my nose.

    I'm talking mainly about interviews/important presentations here. When I'm VERY nervous.

    So I sniff a lot.

    However, I also start to talk very fast and come across as somewhat over confident as I overcompensate for my nervousness.

    I often wonder if people assume I have a dodgy habit.
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    Aug 23, 2010 6:17 PM GMT
    Brit_Bloke saidI often wonder if people assume I have a dodgy habit.
    No need to wonder. I know what you've been sniffing.
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    Aug 23, 2010 6:21 PM GMT
    mickeytopogigio said
    Brit_Bloke saidI often wonder if people assume I have a dodgy habit.
    No need to wonder. I know what you've been sniffing.


    The awful thing is, that wasn't a joke. In nerve inducing business scenarios I talk at the speed of light, don't listen to people, get a runny nose and sniff a lot. And the more I think about it, the worse it gets.

    God's honest truth.

    It's entirely possible that a bit of genuine naughtiness might actually cure the problem. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Aug 23, 2010 6:22 PM GMT
    No. I've gotten good at hidding it over the years. Also, I'm able to calm my nerves down quite a bit on my own. I can't remember the last time I significantly nervous.
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    Aug 23, 2010 6:31 PM GMT
    Oh yeah, totally shows. Unfortunately my face gives away any emotion I have so it's hard to hide it.
    I am also terrible at lying and playing pranks.