What is one thing you do differently from everyone else? How does it affect you?

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  1. ChristinS profile image49
    ChristinSposted 7 years ago

    What is one thing you do differently from everyone else? How does it affect you?

    Do you have an eccentric habit or thing you do that others have noticed? How does this affect you?  For me it's how I hold a pen/pencil - when I used to work in a hotel checking people in and writing down info many people would comment on the odd way I held my pen - but also compliment my handwriting wink lol.   I never was self-conscious about it - I thought it was funny, but others tend to get hung up on their little differences etc.

    What 'quirk" do you have? Has it helped or hurt you?

  2. colpolbear profile image94
    colpolbearposted 7 years ago

    When I eat cheese sticks, I bite into them instead of peeling away.  Everyone around me always yells at me for some reason.  I've even gotten stares.  It causes me to savor the taste less, I guess.  In that sense, I suppose it has hurt me.

    I also walk really fast.  People I'm walking with don't really like this so I try to slow myself down.  If anything, this has probably saved me some time and helped to work my muscles a bit more.  I believe this is an adaptation created from long distance running.  It's like I never stop!

  3. thesingernurse profile image82
    thesingernurseposted 7 years ago

    I have this weird habit of twirling my hair a lot. Maybe it came from an obsession for curly hair that I was able to have in the recent years through artificial curling. Boys always notice it. They think it's kind cute and 'naughty'. I don't have the great mind to discriminate whether those remarks were meant to be a compliment or sarcasm. Hahaha... Anyway, I really don't care much. Most of the time, I'm not even aware that I do it.

  4. brielise profile image60
    brieliseposted 7 years ago

    I also get a lot of odd comments about the way I hold my pen. I hold it between the wrong fingers, but my handwriting is very loopy and hard even for me to read. Also, the way I hold the pen leads to blistering and actually hurts to write. It actually angers my mom that no one noticed it when I was young because it has affected my handwriting and the fact that I never write anything anymore.

    Also, I eat strangely. I eat the thing I like least first, and the thing I like best last. I also keep everything on my plate very separate. I don't really like sandwiches and usually end up tearing them apart, sooo that results in me never eating sandwiches in public!!

  5. Dave Mathews profile image58
    Dave Mathewsposted 7 years ago

    I am totally different from everyone else in every way. I am unique unto myself.

  6. duffsmom profile image60
    duffsmomposted 7 years ago

    The only thing I can think of is that I generally look at a magazine back to front by holding it in my left hand and starting at the back page.  Have always done that, don't know why unless it is because I write with my left hand most of the time, and do most everything else with my right hand.  It hasn't really had an effect on me.

    After reading colpolbear's response I am reminded of another quirk.  I tend to eat really fast, even when I was a kid as though I have a mission to get it down and done - instead of savoring.  I have always wanted to be one of those people who can take a bite of something, set it down and not pick it up for a minute or so. No way!  I eat it until it is done.  Can you guess I have a weight problem - LOL

    This last one I think has hurt me in the sense that it takes the pleasure out of food and causes food to be an issue for me.

  7. Dee aka Nonna profile image75
    Dee aka Nonnaposted 7 years ago

    I can not drink directly from a can I always pour the drink into a glass or cup.       I'm sure there are others who do this but among my family and close friends it is thought to be odd.  Except for the minor teasing I get it has not hurt so far.  I guess if I am ever in a situation where I need something to drink and their is no glass or bottled beverages available it might become a problem.

  8. profile image0
    mikeq107posted 7 years ago

    Ok, Just asked my wife to help me as I know I do a lot of things..:0)  Ok I scratch a lot and in a certain area...frequently...of course most guys might have the same unique gifting lol.....How has it helped me? well I feel better after...How has it hurt me? Not at all just embarrassed my Wife :0)
    Great Question…thanks for the Challenge :0)
    Mike :0)

  9. favouriteperfume profile image61
    favouriteperfumeposted 7 years ago

    Just wanted to let duffsmom know that most people, probably without realising it, read a magazine as you do, holding it in their left hand and start at the back page. The effect of everyone doing this is that the magazine industry knows which pages will be seen first, knowing that people flip through it backwards, so adverts are placed very strategically at the back.

  10. Ciel Clark profile image79
    Ciel Clarkposted 7 years ago

    I loved the answers to this question!  We can see right away that our way of doing things only seems unusual if no one in the immediate vicinity has the same method.  I wore two different colored contact lenses from 1992-2000, which got both positive and negative comments.  I liked the look, and it also helped me remember which was which as my eyes have different prescriptions.  My optometrists over the years were always perplexed by this, but I'm sure there are plenty of other people out there who did this.

    I do flip through magazines back to front.  I don't bite string cheese, but my mother and son do.  I don't like drinking from a can, but I prefer beer from a bottle not a glass.  I don't twirl my hair, but I French braid it and unbraid it when I'm thinking.

    I wonder if there is someone, somewhere who does something that no one else anywhere does??


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