We all have a few (or many) interesting and quirky habits. Think about all the time you might spend biting your nails, for example, or how often you crack your knuckles loudly and boldly. These things, when done occasionally, are simply part of an average day. But if you've ever wondered what your habit say about you, there is a lot you may be able to learn about your personality from them.
Whether we're talking about how anxious you're feeling, how shy, or how assertive, the little things you do throughout the day really can say a lot. "Our habits tell us that we have a need to 'deal with' our emotional energy," clinical psychologist Dr. Josh Klapow, host of The Web Radio Show, tells Bustle. "Often these habits are not healthy but also not highly detrimental. They are merely ways that we express the emotions on the inside to provide relief. The challenge is that these behaviors we engage in signify something is out of calibration emotionally and psychologically inside."
You shouldn't read into the occasional fingernail biting session, but you may want to dig a bit deeper if you're constantly chewing your nails down to nubs, as this "nervous energy" could be a sign of anxiety. Here are a few other habits and what they might say about your personality, according to experts.