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14 distracting behaviors to stop doing … right now!

Posted at 1:11 PM, Jan 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-21 15:41:22-05

Etiquette expert Ellen Reddick shares the 14 most common and distracting behaviors:

1. Scratching ourselves
2. Biting or licking our lips
3. Play with or stroking hair, mustache or beard
4. Picking teeth, fingernails, cuticles or biting your nails
5. Adjusting glasses, hair or clothing
6. Clicking pens
7. Bending paper clips or playing with rubber bands
8. Drum our fingers or tapping our feet
9. Whole body movements such as rocking, swaying or pacing
10. Jiggling pocket change
11. Clearing our throats
12. Frowning in concentration
13. Yawning with the mouth wide open
14. Twisting a ring, or removing and replacing it
15. Bouncing your leg

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