#1 Posted by Djeffers03 (2545 posts) -

Yes this is a strange thing to ask but fuck it, I want to know. When I sit down I often find the urge to bob my leg up and down whilst resting my toes on the ground, don't ask me why I do it, I just do it naturally especially when I sit forward. I even start doing it in the middle of the exam hall at school whilst everything is motionless. Am I the only person who does this? 

 Don't mess me around. I NEED answers.
#2 Posted by Moloney (53 posts) -

You are not alone. I also find myself doing this alot.
#3 Posted by PeasantAbuse (5138 posts) -

Lot's of people do this.  A kid who sat next to me in one of my classes a few years ago did it with both legs, at all times.  It was pretty irritating.
#4 Posted by TheGreatGuero (9130 posts) -

I'm not right now, but yeah, I do that. I think most people do it some of the time.

#5 Posted by Dawglet (313 posts) -

I remember my mutha telling me something about it being "nervous energy" when I was younger.

#6 Edited by ZeForgotten (10397 posts) -

I do that too sometimes. 
Usually when I'm really bored or watching something on TV at night.  
It's a good time as any to strap my Pokéwalker to pants and get the Watts up  
@Dawglet said:

" I DO IT ALL THE TIME.  I remember my mutha telling me something about it being "nervous energy" when I was younger. "
Your what told you that? o.O  
I feel old, I don't understand this highschool slang :(
#7 Edited by Hadoken101 (925 posts) -

I find I do it often and usually to the rhythm of music in my head, so unless we both have some sort of ADHD, I think it's a completely normal thing. Also I think I do it so my foot doesn't fall asleep.

#8 Posted by Gav47 (1542 posts) -

I suggest you look at this  (1:01)


#9 Posted by I_love_Eva_Braun (481 posts) -

I do it with both legs

#10 Posted by lead_farmer (1041 posts) -

Doin it right now.  Always do it during class.

#11 Posted by Bones8677 (3292 posts) -

Lots of people do it, I do it too. It's anxiety for the most part. People do it when they're nervous or excited for something. It's quite common, I'd say.

#12 Posted by Muttinus_Rump (814 posts) -

I heard it was a sign of sexual frustration.

#13 Posted by Superfriend (1593 posts) -

If I´m bored my body wants me to go and do something better. So it forces my legs to twitch and tells me to get the hell out of there.

#14 Posted by CaptainTightPants (2834 posts) -

I do it a lot actually

#15 Posted by ShadowKing7 (753 posts) -

I do it a lot, sometimes one leg and other times both legs.  If I don't do something like tap my feet on the floor, then that's usually when my legs start twitching and bouncing.
#16 Posted by Lucifer (263 posts) -

I don't do it, but my friend does it all the time. I get really noxious when he does it and we sit next to each other and i can feel his "vibrations" through the bench or when our legs touch.

#17 Posted by crusader8463 (14433 posts) -

Yup I do too. I'm a very fidgety person. I can't sit still unless I'm always doing something with my hands, usually twirling a pen/pencil or just handling anything that can fit in the palm of my hand, or if nothing is around shaking my leg up and down. Which of course is very funny considering how god dam lazy I am in every other aspect of my life. Probably a correlation with the two.

#18 Posted by ryoma122 (699 posts) -
yes and if i cant ill shake my hand instead
#19 Posted by Mrnitropb (2090 posts) -

Done it for years. Its a nervous thing.

#20 Posted by Icemael (6367 posts) -

Doing it right now.

#21 Posted by icyroy05 (166 posts) -

 restless leg syndrome

#22 Posted by InfamousBIG (3235 posts) -


#23 Posted by DarkShaper (1349 posts) -

I had a good laugh when I saw this thread and realized I was doing it.

#24 Posted by masterpaperlink (1881 posts) -

All the time 

#25 Posted by JamesValdes (77 posts) -

I even do it while on the toilet.

#26 Posted by CaptainObvious (3000 posts) -

I do it all the time. Come over to my place and we could do it together. In perfect symphony.

#27 Posted by foggel (2766 posts) -

I never do it, and I find people who do irritating.

#28 Posted by FrankCanada97 (4039 posts) -

Isn't that called restless leg syndrome? And I do it sometimes as well.

#29 Posted by Djeffers03 (2545 posts) -
@JamesValdes said:
" I even do it while on the toilet. "
Unfortunately as do I.
#30 Posted by rjayb89 (7730 posts) -

Only do it at home.

#31 Posted by guitarjunkie1123 (54 posts) -

Much to the dismay of all of my friends and loved ones, I cannot stop the leg twitch. Hell I even rock my leg back in forth to get myself to sleep at night...it's annoying as hell and this thread has only exacerbated this habit. I am, however, quite glad to hear that I am not alone. 
Hello, my name is guitarjunkie and I am a leg twitcher.

#32 Posted by Djeffers03 (2545 posts) -
@guitarjunkie1123 said:
" Hell I even rock my leg back in forth to get myself to sleep at night... "
Oh man, see a doctor!
#33 Posted by Watain_Wolf (2 posts) -

I remember may dad doing it all the time at the dinner table when I was younger. I hadn't noticed that I started until someone was like "cut that shit out, you're shaking the table." Mine's hereditary...I am also a pretty fidgety person though, pretty chill but always find myself twirling a pencil or flipping the remote. This is why video games are perfect for me
#34 Posted by TheMustacheHero (6655 posts) -

Almost everyone in the whole world does it.

#35 Posted by Atomasist (2818 posts) -

I do it.
P.S. All night long.

#36 Posted by Jasta (2217 posts) -

Not so much, although another strange habit I have is if there are pillows around I have to have one on my lap or I just dont know what to do with my arms and cant get comfy, when there arint pillows around it doesint bother me. I'm a retard like that.

#37 Posted by Djeffers03 (2545 posts) -
@Jasta: Yeah Im kind of the same. I never put my hands in my lap unless either having some alone time or if there's a pillow resting on my legs.
#38 Posted by WilliamRLBaker (4779 posts) -

I do it sometimes.

#39 Posted by LiquidPrince (16237 posts) -

No, I do it as well.

#40 Posted by yakov456 (1935 posts) -

I just make small noises with my mouth while sitting there playing games. It drives my girl crazy, in a bad way that is.

#41 Posted by ch3burashka (5308 posts) -

No, you're the only one. Now get your left hand off of you face.

#42 Posted by Djeffers03 (2545 posts) -
@CH3BURASHKA: Is that an implied facepalm?
#43 Posted by Drakhir (410 posts) -

I also do that, but not that often. I do remember I used to do it way more in the past but then my legs just got tired of doing that.

#44 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8609 posts) -

Same here.
I can't freakin' stop!

#45 Posted by krazy_kyle (715 posts) -

I do it all of the time sometimes with 1 leg, sometimes with both. Sometimes I never realise im doing it.
#46 Posted by CitizenKane (10508 posts) -

A lot of people do it.  It's not that unusual.

#47 Posted by sagesebas (1999 posts) -
@Djeffers03: Yeah although im not sure why