So, I was thinking about myself the other day (another quirk, lol) and I realize I have a lot of little weird habits. There are also little things that unnerve me for no particular reason. Usually these are things that matter only to me- no one else cares about them. So here goes. You can call this my confession. I like to call it self-acceptance or self-awareness…
-If I eat a candy that has colors (like the ‘Tropical Typhoon’ Mike & Ikes I so love) I have to eat the pinks with the pinks and the oranges with oranges and so on.
-I sometimes put my hair in my mouth when I’m bored.
-I’m obsessed with planning. I even plan the music I’ll listen to when I’m in the car on the way to my destination.
-Some mornings I fight the urge to take a pair of scissors and wack off my hair until there’s nothing left. I wonder what it’d be like to have a clean-shaven head or only a couple inches of hair. (But then again, what will I do when I’m bored?)
-I cannot sleep unless the closet door is closed. There have been nights when I’ve finally gotten comfortably nestled in my bed only to discover that the closet door is open. UGH!
-I feel itchy as soon as I enter a thrift store. I’ve tried to look for clothing there (some of my friends have found some nice stuff) but I can’t seem to get over my “Jamaican psychological issues” when it comes to wearing someone else’s clothing. Hot gyal nuh borrow clothes…or something like that.
-I like to study people. I can tell a lot about a person if I’m able to observe them; watch their body language, facial expressions, mannerisms etc. Unfortunately, this particular “gift” has made it extremely difficult for me to lower my gaze because I unconsciously go into observation mode. Sometimes people (men!) have mistaken my gaze for interest. (I am now learning to be more careful).
-I am the only one of my friends who is on time- ALWAYS. That may not be a quirk but it sure feels like one.
-I’ve already told you about my lotion obsession. But in case you forgot- I love lotion!!! I usually have two or three in my purse, dozens at home, and two or three in my office or on my desk. I hate the feeling of dry hands or feet. I’m the same way about my lips. I have tons of lip balm; in my purse, in the car, next to the night stand and one on my desk or in my office.
What are your quirks? (C’mon, out with them!)