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Are you fidgety?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by WaylonJennings, Feb 19, 2008.

  1. This is embarrassing, but I'm a fidgeter. :-[ I'm like a 4-year-old. I play with my pen. I play with the buttons on my shirt. I bounce my leg around under the table. I can't keep my hands away from my face. I'm always dropping things because of it, etc., etc.

    I used to be a smoker, and I don't know if I smoked because I fidget or I fidget because I smoked. Doesn't matter. I'd like to stop because it's probably distracting for other people to watch and it's annoying for me.

    I don't know if I have OCD or maybe ADD, but I'm not otherwise depressed or anything. Just can't stop moving around and messing with things.

    I'm sure quitting caffeine might be a good first step, but I was wondering if there were any other chronic fidgeters on the board who can commisserate.
  2. expendable

    expendable Well-Known Member

    Being fidgety takes energy. I'm too lazy to fidget.
  3. Mighty_Wingman

    Mighty_Wingman Active Member

    I've cut way down on my caffeine intake, but I still fidget: Tapping my fingers on tables, absent-mindedly flipping my cellphone or tape recorder, tapping pens, the leg bounce, the whole nine yards. I can't buy those pens whose points click out, because I'll click 'em 100 times a minute without even knowing what I'm doing.

    I've never really had any complaints at work, but it's driven every woman I've ever lived with up the wall.

    I don't have any idea if there's a way -- short of medication -- to control fidgeting. But good luck.
  4. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    If I said no, Ms. Slappy would shoot me..
  5. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    Caffeine's a big part of it, at least for me. I fidget anyway -- the tapping of the foot always drove my mom up the wall when I was a kid -- but I fidget more when I'm wired.
  6. Beaker

    Beaker Active Member

    Definite fidgeter here-I'm a chronic leg tapper.
  7. Diabeetus

    Diabeetus Active Member

    I only fidget on Mondays and Tuesdays.
  8. Sxysprtswrtr

    Sxysprtswrtr Active Member

    I'm not a fidgeter, however, I do chew on the ends of pens.
    Is that in the same class?
  9. hockeybeat

    hockeybeat Guest

    For sure, I fidget.

    Actually, that's not true. I bounce around like a super ball.
  10. Absolutely.
  11. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    Oh man, I can not sit still. Whether it's leg tapping, knuckle cracking, neck cracking, whatever. I fidget. It's not really being nervous or anything. I just seem to always have to be doing something, unless I'm concentrating on doing nothing. I have to go outside at least once a day unless I'm realllllllllllllly sick, and that rarely happens. Even then, by day two I'm going stir crazy.
  12. expendable

    expendable Well-Known Member

    Y'all would drive me absolutely nuts. Stop moving!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D :D :D
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