There are some things that certain folks can just never get used to.

Maybe it’s public speaking or doing some kind of physical activity or talking to someone you want to ask out on a date.

Whatever the case, we all have those things…

What makes you nervous no matter how many times you do it?

AskReddit users stepped up and answered that question.

1. Better be careful…

“Sticking my hand inside the disposal when I drop a fork In it.

I’ve seen people telling me to unplug the disposal, how does one do that?”

2. A lot of folks do this.

“Approaching a green light that has been green too long but you are getting to the distance where you don’t know whether or not you should stop or if you can stop.”

3. Time to fake it.

“The CEO at my company used to occasionally take employees out to lunch.

He’s a really cool guy but I am really introverted and it was excruciating trying to act like I have a great personality and have ambitions and drive.”

4. Be cool.

“Driving in front of a police officer when I have no reason to be nervous.

Every single time.”

5. Be careful!

“Tuning my violin.

Ugh, when that E string snaps and whips you in the face…”

6. Who are you?

“Going to local bars when I’m not a local.

Those motherf**kers can like smell you’re not from there even if you live the town over.

They all stare at you like you’re an outsider who needs to leave. So strange.”

7. Nervewracking.

“Handling an angle grinder makes me nervous.

I have to use it frequently because of my job, but it never gets easier.”

8. Me, too!

“Putting my luggage in the overhead storage on a plane.

Major anxiety like “what if I’m the last person on the plane and have to run around and look for a place to put my luggage?””

9. Gotta find a good mechanic!

“Anything that has to do with my car. I have been scammed even over a simple oil change.

Even if I try to be confident, it’s very clear once I start talking that I have no clue about cars. Literally had someone quote $400 to change an air filter.

I said no because I could not afford it…. found out later how insane that quote was. Sadly that just fueled my fear.”

10. Pure dread.

“When my boss goes “can we just have a quick chat?”

My boss did that to me when I took a day off last year. Was very nervous as I knew it was important if he was asking me to chat on my personal day, and sat there nervous about it for three hours leading up to our meeting.

Turns out I was getting a promotion to manager with a nice pay raise – that day was a whirlwind of anxiety and emotions”

11. Where’s my anchor?

“Trying to mingle/start conversations in social settings where I don’t know anybody.

I always need an “anchor” at social events. Then everything is fine, I’ll talk to anyone. I need someone to go back to.”

12. Never fun.

“Job interviews.

They suck most when you need the d**n job.

And in many cases, you can expect a high rejection rate. I have had way more then I ever wanted to.”

13. White knuckling it.

“Driving in between two semi trucks on the freeway.

Bonus points if one or both is carrying a bunch of logs.”

14. Slow and steady.


Climbing up, I’m good.

Climbing down?

My leg muscles will have none of that. I get all wobbly and it takes me forever to awkwardly get my ordinarily functional body down even just a couple rungs.”

How about you?

What makes you nervous no matter how many times you do it?

Talk to us in the comments and let us know.