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I'm Amanda. I'm 19. I tend to like things. I especially like making lists about myself, other people and my viewpoints. I also like animals, feeling safe, remembering things and looking at / taking pictures. Some things I DON'T like include math, vomit, conflict and post-traumatic stress disorder.

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  • I put closed captioning on during movies.
  • I savagely gnaw on my lower lip.
  • I only save the red ones last for skittles because I save the blue ones last for smarties. Then I pretend I'm a pterodactyl eating robin's eggs. (At least, I did when I was a kid. Funnily, I love robins - they're my favourite bird.)
  • I'm only scared of the dark when I'm inside.
  • I hate going under water, especially if it gets in my ears or nose.
  • When I'm relaxed & happy, I'm likely to fall asleep no matter what I'm doing or who I'm with.
  • I eat lots of food at my friend's houses - more than at home.
  • I used to get made fun of for having only one dimple.
  • I like to say "Rawr" or "Roar".
  • I smash the keyboard when I type.
  • As soon as I get home, I jump into my pajamas (most frequently pajama bottoms).
  • I take green tea with me to school every morning instead of water.
  • I write down funny and memorable things in a notebook that I carry with me everywhere so I don't forget them.
  • I'm more likely to have my camera with me than a cellphone.
  • I can generally only laugh if everyone else is laughing, too. It's hard to laugh otherwise. I think it's more an empathy thing, because I can usually only cry if other people are crying, too. Other people's emotions in general strongly affect my own.
  • My sense of humour. It's very different from other peoples in some ways - I can be sarcastic, and I'm generally at least a bit witty. But I often joke about magical, idealistic, whimsical things. Because my sense of humour is so unique to me, people often take what I'm saying way too seriously.
  • I have an irrational fear of monkeys. It may not be a quirk, but it certainly is one RANDOM irrational fear.
  • I always turn off any lights that someone has left on, close fridge doors, etc. I hate to waste electricity and energy, and it's almost an obsessive impulse for me.
  • I'm only outgoing around people that I know, and know well (or want to know well. Or if it's, like, me and my friend with a group of strangers). When I'm with other people, I'm very shy and insecure.
  • I can't sleep with socks on or it'll get to me after a while.
  • I can't concentrate on anything without silence. I used to be the opposite, and could only focus if there was music or other noises around me.
  • I used to always get along better with guys than with girls (for 17 years, almost). Now, almost all of my friends are girls.
  • I always worry that something bad is going to happen to my friends and family members.
  • I like my mess where it is. If someone moves my mess around, I actually feel a little offended.
  • In my mind, there is a colour that goes with every single word. There are specific shades to each colour. Sometimes, there are textures, or the word itself pops up in a different colour from the "background colour". There are sometimes images, too, but the images are often blurry.
  • I feel bad when I don't finish watching a Youtube video after I've started it, because I always feel like it's respectful to the other person to watch the whole thing (even if it's really bad).
  • I still love Disney and animated things because, when I was a kid, I would fake sick to get out of school - a LOT, mainly because I was anxious because I was bullied. I would sit at home and watch kid's TV shows (still being a kid, at the time) and they'd always cheer me up. So even now, I love those things - they comfort me.
  • If someone leaves a mess, I clean it up. It isn't an OVERWHELMING compulsion, but it IS something I do out of agitation.
  • I snap my fingers when I'm anxious. Repeatedly.
  • I pace a LOT. Especially when I'm upset, worried, angry, etc. It's almost like a way to expel my emotions to the outside world.
  • If I read something about any kind of food (I.E. "I put two thick, salty slices of bacon on to my plate), I'll immediately begin to crave that food.
feb 19 2011 ∞
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