11 most irritating habits people have

11 most irritating habits people have

Mfonobong Akpan

Habits are perfectly normal for people, but the thing with habits is that we really don’t know that some of our habits are pretty annoying to others unless they tell us. Sometimes you may not have noticed you have certain habits. Here are some of the most irritating habits people have:

1. A nervous laugh after every sentence.

This doesn’t seem all that annoying unless you work or live with someone that does it. There is really no need for that stupid laugh after every sentence. You are not that funny! What are you laughing at!

2. Picking their nose in public

If you are going to pick your nose, then do it at home or in an enclosed place, don’t start mining for gold in public. This has to be one of the rudest, annoying and irritating habits people can have. It is amazing how people do not have enough respect for themselves or other people. Most people wouldn’t dream of picking their nose in public because it is embarrassing, yet some people do it as if they are digging for a prize. Its just wrong!

3. Being too fussy

When you first meet this sort of person you figure he or she is trying to make you feel welcome, or is just a nice person. After that, it quickly becomes very annoying. Being asked, “Are you alright?” and “How are you…really?” The worst thing is that if you say something to them, then they become even fussier and attentive because they worry about how they have done the exact opposite of what they had intended. Moreover, if you tell that person off, then everybody else around you starts to think you were so mean to such a “nice” person.

4. Repeating the same thing

Some people try to make a point by repeating themselves over and over.  I did hear you the first time! I’m not deaf! … Maybe that person was ignored as a child, or maybe there is somebody in his or her family that is deaf, but it is annoying and it is a habit so the person doing it doesn’t even realize he or she is doing it.

5. Rambling

Long and rambling stories about the things that doesn’t matter is such an imposition and yet we put up with it out of being polite. In your head you scream, “Okay, so what is the point and how do I cut to it?”

6. Biting nails and fingers

People do it because they are nervous sometimes, but the biggest offenders are the ones that are doing it out of habit. They have nails bitten down to the nub, and some bite the skin around their nails so it looks like they have been grating something and drawn a little too close to the blades. Stop if you do, its not attractive.

7. Looking at your phone during a conversation

This has to be one of the most irritating habits ever, and it is yet another habit people have gotten into that we seem to have accepted as okay. It is not okay to have someone continually look at their phone whilst they are supposed to be talking to you. It is just plain rude!

8. Interrupting

It is rude to interrupt people while they are talking, its better to allow them finish then you can have your say. If somebody interrupts you just keep talking, do not raise your voice to drown out that person. Just keep on talking and completely finish all the things you were going to say. People will first pay attention to the person that interrupted, but will be drawn back to you if you simply keep talking. If you keep it up and do not react to the interrupter, then people will eventually get annoyed with the interrupter.

9. Whining and Complaining

We all have our issues, but there is always someone that talks as if the world owes him or her something. A bit of whining, complaining or general discontent is fine in small doses, but when someone does it all the time–it is irritating. It is even worse when you have to work with that person. The days when that person is off ill or absent are fantastic because you don’t have someone bringing you down. The only downside is that you know that person is going to come back to work and tell the world how “It was touch and go” and how “God nearly called me” because he or she was so ill.

10. Spitting

This is one habit so many engage in. I have always wondered what that is about. Is it that the offensive odour or irritating sight  automatically gets into your mouth?… Well the point here is even if you have to spit, not in a public place, its unacceptable.

11. Speaking loudly on the phone

You find people taking calls on a bus, street or an office, they speak so loudly you wonder if the person being spoken to has a hearing problem or something. It doesn’t show civility and yes, its downright annoying.

What’s your most irritating habit?

Happenings Media