What Are Your Bad Habits?

Bad habits are something we all have. Yes, even I- the stubborn girl who says she is right 98% of the time- have plenty of bad habits. The good thing about this is that I’m woman enough to admit that I know what my bad habits are and that I’ll try to stop them. The key word here is “try”. No, I don’t compulsively bite my nails or any of those bad habits, but I have a few quirky ones of my own.

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Rolling my eyes

When I think of people rolling their eyes, I just imagine that popular girl in high school saying “OMG” and popping her gum bubble- I swear I’m not like that. The thing about me is that I roll my eyes without realizing it. I wouldn’t call myself a pessimist (I prefer the term “realist”), but I do tend to think most of what people spew out of their mouth is bullshit. One time I rolled my eyes at this annoying lady working the dressing room at TJ Maxx and my boyfriend told me she saw me do it. She was being nasty to me, so she sort of deserved it. I can’t control it and 90% of the time I don’t realize I do it. So if I roll my eyes at you, I’m sorry. I probably didn’t mean it.

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Assuming the worst

Blame it on the aforementioned realism, my anxiety, or whatever you want- but I always assume the worst. I constantly worry about things I can’t control and assume every look I get is bad, that everyone hates me and that the reason something didn’t work out for me is because I suck at life. I think I’ve gotten better with this over the years, but I’m still guilty of it from time to time.

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Interrupting story-tellers

I think I’m a pretty patient person, but some people tell me otherwise. Particularly people who tend to tell very long stories very slowly. I’m always like “just get to the point” or “wait, is that Jessica from high school or another Jessica”, and everyone just gets frustrated with me. I apologize. You work on your story-telling skills and I’ll work on being patient while you try to get to the point.

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28 Comments

  1. I often tune people out, it’s usually when I’m preoccupied or if that person annoys me and from that point I am no longer listening to anything they have to say. Second I need a lot of personal space, I mean more than the usual person. People often drain me. While I’ve learn to control the eye rolling now I just do the no emotion face, I had a similar experience to yours at Target and from that point I just refuse to even acknowledged her. Oh I can be really sarcastic, I always get in trouble with people who are really sensitive.

  2. I totally see myself as a realist too! So I do occasionally stress over things that I can’t control or jump to the conclusion that it’s just all going to go wrong. I think I’m getting better, but I’m still guilty of it from time to time.

  3. Oh, I definitely interrupt other people’s stories. My fiance called me out the other day for interrupting a joke he was telling right before the punchline. I think my brain just goes too fast. Or I’m easily distracted ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. I’m right there with you on the anxiety thing. My imagination always takes over and I get worked up about bad situations that haven’t even happened … and probably won’t!

  5. Haha! This is too funny. LOVE that you rolled your eyes at that woman especially if she deserved it ๐Ÿ˜‰ I ALSO worry about everything…. all the time…. whether I have control of it or not. My boyfriend gets so annoyed with that habit! And I tend to interrupt a lot or I always have to “relate” to people’s stories by saying OH yeah blah blah blah. I always thought it was a good social skill to have to relate to people but then my boyfriend told me that sometimes it is rude and I really just need to let people have their time and tell their story without me having something to say back to it. Also, I totally think I’m right 99.5% of the time. I DO admit when I’m wrong that 0.5% ๐Ÿ˜‰

  6. I don’t interrupt, but instead I zone out… or worse yet, I start doing something else (sometimes I even start walking away) when someone’s telling a long drawn out story. Granted, if it’s a long story but they’re keeping a decent pace, fine. But it’s the pauses for dramatic effect that I can’t stand! So annoying!

  7. i am the worst about interrupting people! the worst. also, i’m generally late to everything – which is ironic because i can’t stand late people ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. I tend to be very impatient in general – especially with slow walkers and drivers. Just get where you’re going people! Haha

  9. I am the same exact way, with all of these! I never mean to roll my eyes in a negative way, yet I’ve been called out on it. I don’t know why I do it! And haha the anxiety girl thing. I have crazy bad anxiety and always, always assume the worst, it’s terrible. And yes to the interrupting a story too, but it’s really because I am listening and I care!

  10. Ha! I’m an eye roller too. A. I can’t help it and B. I tend to take it lightly and not realize how offensive it could potentially be to someone else. Oops. I really don’t mean any harm.

  11. Very clutch when your significant other points out your bad habits. If they did not, I would not even realize my bad habits. Having said that, HOW DARE THEY ON CALLING ME OUT

  12. I ALWAYS assume the worst and it’s such a bad habit ๐Ÿ™ I totally have to work on it….like, ASAP ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for the good reminder ๐Ÿ˜‰

  13. Ugh, ugly… I get super defensive anytime someone give me “constructive” criticism. Not a good look ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Oh gosh, I could go on FOREVER about my bad habits… I an definitely anxiety girl to the max- I way over think things and worry like crazy. I am also really bad about being impatience… Patience is a virtue I was not born with at all.

  15. I got in so much trouble as kid because I rolled my eyes over and over and over again! I swear I did it even when I didn’t mean to. It was seriously out of control!

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