25 People Open Up About Weird Habits We All Secretly Share

Published 2 months ago

In the vast and diverse landscape of human behavior, certain quirks often escape the spotlight, existing in the realm of our subconscious actions. Recently, Redditors embarked on a fascinating journey to unveil these peculiar yet entirely normal instincts that most of us share but rarely acknowledge.

The discussion on “What’s something that you do that you’re pretty sure is normal, but you don’t know for sure?” sheds light on the idiosyncrasies that make us human, highlighting the rich tapestry of behaviors that unite us in our everyday oddities.

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I prefer cold pizza that’s been in the fridge overnight to hot pizza.


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I actually enjoy soggy fries, or any cold food. I don’t mind if it is hot or cold. My boyfriend and dad find that odd.


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Having conversation with pets, like, walking around the house doing tasks while talking to your dog.


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Having imaginary conversations with people, that I know will never actually happen in real life.


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Significantly Changing your personality based on who you’re interacting with.


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Cancelling plans by actually saying I changed my mind instead of making up an excuse.


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Pretending like I’m filming a YouTube tutorial every time I cook/bake or clean. I talk in my head about the step-by-step way to do whatever it is I’m filming about.


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If I’m out in public (grocery store, school pick up line, doc office, etc), I’ll have a quick thought of “I wonder if anyone is reading my mind right now. Quick! Don’t think of anything weird!” and then I proceed to automatically start thinking of weird s**t or trying to tell this imaginary mind reader that I’m totally not a weird person or side-eyeing people that I see.


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The amount of water I can consume. I know they say you should drink when you are thirsty, but I can be thirsty a lot, especially during warm weather / summer days.

I can easily drink 100oz (or about 3L) of water a day.


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Look at each side of a potato chip/dorito to determine what side I want to put against my tongue.


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When I add 7 + 4, I break up the 4 into 3+1. 7+3 is obviously 10, 10+1=11.

There is probably several other examples of math problems I break up in my head to make solving easier.


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When I eat cereal (or other small separate food like corn or peas) I’ll split it evenly in my mouth so I chew evenly on both sides. If one scoop has an odd number in it, I’ll keep a tally of which “side is up” to know to put the next on bit on the other side.

I really thought this was normal until I told my wife that I do this and she has assured me that it isn’t, along with making sure everyone else knows that I do this abnormal thing.


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Slap my thighs as if they are percussion instruments when I’m bored.


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I can give myself pins and needles by focusing.


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Putting my hands on my pockets where I keep my phone/wallet when I closely pass by someone, just in case they may be a pickpocket.


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Clearing a notification off my phone as soon as I get it, deleting most of my texts after a few days, and then swiping up on any open pages/apps at the end of the day.


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When I wear my glasses, I raise my eyebrows and my ears just enough to lift and readjust my glasses. Never realized how stupid I looked.


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My foot wags when I’m really happy. I’m sure it’s “normal” in the sense that it’s just an outlet for extra energy, but I don’t know if other people have a waggly foot.

P.S. I used to think it was something I was just making up, but the boyfriend tells me I do it in my sleep too! :D.


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Whenever I haven’t talked to a person for a couple of hours, I just say something out loud to test if my voice still exists.


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I daydream constantly. I’ll sit there and be imagining I’m the hero of some story, or I just won a billion dollars and how I’m spending it. I just have an imagination I get lost in when nothing is happening.


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I wet my toothbrush, put on the toothpaste and then wet it again.

Always wondered if this was normal but never asked.


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I sleep with my feet outside of the blanket so my feet can “breathe”. I feel suffocated if my feet are under the blankets.


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Feeling like you’re looked at suspiciously when you leave a store without buying anything.


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I randomly talk to my self when I’m home alone,
Though it makes no sense.
It’s like
„I hate this“
„This is Fine“
And i have no clue what I’m talking about.

Pls tell me I’m not the only one :c.


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My voice changing depending on who I talk to. For example, the “voice” I use when working is entirely different than the voice I use for, say, speaking to friends.

I am talking about the pitch, tone etc.

Saumya Ratan

Saumya is an explorer of all things beautiful, quirky, and heartwarming. With her knack for art, design, photography, fun trivia, and internet humor, she takes you on a journey through the lighter side of pop culture.

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