We all have weird quirks that are fairly uncommon, to say the least. For the fear of being judged we keep them to ourselves, however, that doesn't stop us from being curious about what others have to hide. So, to indulge in this secret knowledge, Twitter user @drakesbrother started a thread asking people to share their weird confessions. The thread was quickly flooded with the strangest habits. Some confessed to measuring how long something will take in songs, others said that each time they get in their car, they make sure no one is sitting in the back seat. While some of these things do sound a little bit odd, let's not pretend that you don't relate. Scroll below for the list of confessions and don't forget to share your's in the comments. (Facebook cover image: Nathan Rice)

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Withnail
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1 year ago

Same here, that way the best taste lingers the longest!

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SHYLAH CAFFERY
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1 year ago

i do that too!

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Reilly Beryll
Community Member
1 year ago

This is incredibly common. Everyone does this, actually. Intrusive thoughts. I tend to think “how much can I key this car”.

Hans
Community Member
1 year ago

I think the border between sane and insane is merely to put such thoughts to action. Having them is normal, if not even creative.

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athornedrose
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1 year ago

this is related to the so called "call of the void" where you're like "what if i just jumped off this bridge right now"

Von
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1 year ago

I hear that call so often these days. Call of the void....now I know what to call it. Thx!!!

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Oathbraker
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1 year ago

Ah, the good old "call of the void". I get it sometimes when I drive.

funtime foxy
Community Member
1 year ago

this is a physiological phenomenon called cognitive dissonance, and it has to do with your brain having to deal with ambiguity. known less formally as the high place effect(this is more commonly used to explain why people get the urge to jump off cliffs) explains that when your survival instincts just sort of shut off, also known as anti-survival

E FourOFour
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1 year ago

Mine is when I'm on a long car trip and I think to myself "I wonder what would happen if I just jerk the wheel to the right as hard and as fast as I can while going 80 MPH"

My O My
Community Member
1 year ago

Same here

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Kururi.Orihara
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1 year ago

So this is apparently normal? Im not that insane?!

Laura Zaini
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1 year ago

you are not

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Dog Lover
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1 year ago

It’s called ‘Call of the void’

Luis Milian
Community Member
1 year ago

it went from weird to dark

Rachael Marrast
Community Member
1 year ago

Same! Not with babies, but when I am driving I wonder what would happen if I just let go of the wheel.

Pamela24
Community Member
1 year ago

Exactly. I'm doing like 120 km/h and sometimes can't shake off the feeling of: "Like if I just moved my hands slightly to the right I could kill us all." Can't say I like the feeling...

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HoffLensMetalHedLovesAnimalsUK
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1 year ago (edited)

I have crazy irrational thoughts like that too, like in a work meeting i might think "what if i just threw my coffee at someones head right now",, speeding along in a car and i will think "imagine i just opened the door now" it's odd but i totally get this.

Missy Barton
Community Member
1 year ago

Sometimes I'll be talking to someone and think "What if I just punched them?" Intrusive thoughts, man.

THEPS
Community Member
1 year ago

lol I used to have those thoughts about my own baby ! lol Don't worry he's 11 now.

Von
Community Member
1 year ago

Mine is 18, but I did too....though I've actually had this dark passenger whispering in my ear since I was a child. :-(

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Yael
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1 year ago

Intrusive thoughts. OCD 101!

Kristine Moe
Community Member
1 year ago

What if turned my steering wheel really hard and drove off this extremely high bridge?

Patricia Rix
Community Member
1 year ago

Intrusive thoughts. I never knew what to call this phenomenon, or that lots of people have them. So glad to know this.

Foxyloxylou
Community Member
1 year ago

Yes me too! like just scrollin' BP on ur phone then ur just like "what if i chucked this into the Misissippi?"

Amanda Ammermann
Community Member
1 year ago

"call of the void"

TheKnightOwl
Community Member
1 year ago

Very normal, if not very unnerving.

Valerie Lessard
Community Member
1 year ago

these thoughts are very, very common

Jeanne Wessinger
Community Member
1 year ago

Omg. I do this too

Wendy Tanneberger
Community Member
1 year ago

I always think about what would happen if I just randomly raised my hand in class and told my teacher she was fat. The weird part is, she isn't even fat!

Community Member
1 year ago

Lol same the first thought I have when I meet someone is "how long would it take to strangle them...."

Barbara Baldwin
Community Member
1 year ago

Or knowing for sure, even though you are the only critter with hands in a mile radius around you, that if you stick your hand down the kitchen disposal to retrieve a spoon it will turn on anyway..

Mimi M
Community Member
1 year ago

There is a phrase for this: 'L'appel du vide'. 'The call of the void'. They use it for the impulse to jump when on a high place, but it can be used for the impulse to do any strange/destructive thing.

Esther Evans
Community Member
1 year ago

This never happens to me...and now that I know how often these things occur to other people, I'm absolutely terrified.....

Hugo Raible
Community Member
1 year ago

The call of the void (standing on the brink and contemplating what happens if you jump).

Momo Skarsgård
Community Member
1 year ago

Or I wonder how tight I can hug him/her!! You just want to squeeze them to death!!

Oscar Guerrero
Community Member
1 year ago

Me too

My O My
Community Member
1 year ago

Also with trains passing by. What if I took just a little step

Mindy Keys
Community Member
1 year ago

I can't carry a hammer through the house for this exact reason! I impulsively want to smash something. But not a baby. Honest.

Pryjmaty
Community Member
1 year ago

I'm like that when I'm driving and come to a really sharp curve. What if I just went straight?

Christopher Columbus
Community Member
1 year ago

Thank god and OP! I'm not alone and not a complete psycho, apparently. Never follow through though.

S
Community Member
1 year ago

I do this in public places. "What if I just jumped on the table and screamed at the top of my lungs?" Probably why my anxiety is so sky high in public places....

shiela tamado
Community Member
1 year ago

#metoo

boredkitten
Community Member
1 year ago

I have these thoughts as well, it just seems so easy to do something in a second or a few seconds with life-time consequencies. And I have the thoughts what would happen if I just put my hand in fire or walk from the audience to a famous person during the interview or just black out in the audience.

Christina Sersif
Community Member
1 year ago

I think of doing something crazy like going into a grocery store when it's closed and just make a huge mess. Open stuff, throw it everywhere, slide all around the floors. Just going crazy.

Bluebell Rizzi
Community Member
1 year ago

I have this every day

Kieth9
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1 year ago

Same

BRITTANY VALLE
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1 month ago

omg same

Kendyll Jones
Community Member
1 year ago

i feel that pain

Lydia Rone
Community Member
1 year ago

That sometimes happens to me too. Once, when I was at a birthday party there were ice cubes and soda, and I wondered, "If i put an ice cube in the hot tub, how long would it take to melt?"

Bradley Auerbach
Community Member
1 year ago

I have those too!

Maddie P
Community Member
1 year ago

yo i am dying ahahahahhaahhahahahah

Genaemonator
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1 year ago

The imp of the perverse

ゾーイドレーガー
Community Member
1 year ago

oh my god! samee

Daric Apai (Darquestar1)
Community Member
1 year ago

"What If..." some of humanities best and worst moments. A breath away of just doing the wrong thing. You and every human ever.

Matt
Community Member
1 year ago

Obsessive compulsive disorder is "responding" to these thoughts, either trying to dispel them, or reassuring yourself somehow that you're "good". This leads to completing physical or mental rituals. This comes from having a fundamental conflict with yourself, non acceptance etc. Source: obsessive compulsive sufferer.

Jordan Bahnub
Community Member
1 year ago

During a concert: what if I just fricking scream as loud as I can during the middle of a song??

Mochi
Community Member
1 year ago

I always thought I was the only one and something was wrong with me until I read this.

Michelle Dodson
Community Member
1 year ago

I can't go out on really high bridges or balconies. I feel the void pulling me and am scared to death I might just jump. And no, I am not suicidal.

Iceroyalmilktea
Community Member
1 year ago

I have this weird desire to throw a flower pot from a high building on someone down below. my mom thinks I have violent tendency. so far haven't done it yet...YET.

Flavia Slag
Community Member
1 year ago

The Good vs Bad playing in our heads.

Kourtney Tente
Community Member
1 year ago

Me too

Patricia Posito
Community Member
1 year ago

I think most of us do that occasionally.

Susan Robinson-Collins
Community Member
1 year ago

The phenomenon is known as "Into the Void"

Kirsi Rutanen
Community Member
1 year ago

Crossing a bridge ...I see myself tossing my bag into the river!

bcfcalice21
Community Member
1 year ago

I did that but thought what if I set him on fire. I was holding my nephew

Coco Wine
Community Member
1 year ago

Same

Gabrielle Weems
Community Member
1 year ago

I know exactly what you mean. Like someone else said, it's like getting a weird urge to jump from a high place - it's not like you actually want to, but your mind likes to play out the worst outcomes of situations as a primal survival technique. I still don't like these weird thoughts, but at least I know I'm not crazy lol

Raluca Neacsu
Community Member
1 year ago

same!

Mark Kelly
Community Member
1 year ago

I thought i was the only one to think what if I went "crazy'.

Alex Craig
Community Member
1 year ago

You need to google Joe Lycett. He is not only hilarious he has a stand up (can't remember which) where he says his spirit animal tells him to do things like, kick that toddle. His spirit animal is a Walrus. He is hell funny.

Nia Loves Art
Community Member
1 year ago

I get thoughts like that all the time. When I see a truck or bus I imagine jumping in front of it. I don’t actually want to though.

Cindy Snow
Community Member
1 year ago

Thank God I dont, I have enough problems!

Calina Popa
Community Member
1 year ago

Same

Luka Hamer
Community Member
1 year ago

me too... Never would, don't worry

Karen Robinson
Community Member
1 year ago

The difference is reason, logic and morals they mean you think it, but don’t do it

Im a cat mew
Community Member
1 year ago

Me two...

KarmaQueen
Community Member
1 year ago

I have had thoughts similar to this. Referred to as the "What if"

Laura Zaini
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

exactly, i have ocd and even if consciously I would never do such things, my mind keeps going on with "yeah ok but what if...."

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XEOFIRE XEOCHANGE
Community Member
1 year ago

No

MrMe
Community Member
1 year ago

I am some times thinking when in a conversation with some one: "what if I punched this person with my elbow in his nose"

Whiterain25 furry
Community Member
1 year ago

burh me

MadamButterfly
Community Member
1 year ago

That escalates quickly...very quickly.

QueenOlive
Community Member
1 year ago

"The call of the void" is when you want to turn into oncoming traffic, but you don't.

Mark Fuller
Community Member
1 year ago

OMG. I can TOTALLY relate. My whole life is like Ally McBeal (who's old enough to remember it?) where I behave perfectly appropriately whilst imagining completely random behaviour. The most routine vision is sitting through an excruciatingly dull (normal) business meeting only to then leap onto the board room table, make animal noises and kick everyone's paperwork and laptops off, before running out of the room OR, sitting back down and acting as though nothing happened. Hmmmm. Maybe shouldn't admit to that.

debrina blackmoon
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

there are other people("adults") i'd love to push out a window/off a balcony/down some stairs/into traffic,etc.

Withnail
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1 year ago

Wouldn't put it past you, Arya.

m. b
Community Member
1 year ago

Call me boring I head deamons on things not "clearly killing others",also I cannot wrap around it. I have strong thoughtsand disbelieves in myself, others have to figure out by themselves. Even if I keep question why they are alive. Don't get me wrong, I also hate everybody's else kid and annoying grannies, but there are limits to everything. Even stretch has it's limits

Mewton’s Third Paw
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1 year ago

Also normal. Downvoted.

Linda Braap
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1 year ago

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what if we throw you out the window

Linda Braap
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1 year ago

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wtf is wrong with you go see a shrink

Susan Sharon
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1 year ago

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you need to see a therapist. It's not 'incredibly' common and not everyone does it

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Luis Milian
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1 year ago

My girlfriend does this a lot. I end up answering her and she just replies "nobody is talking to you, talking to myself. mind your own business." LOL

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Withnail
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1 year ago

Cupboard doors need to be closed when not in use. It's not that I won't necessarily be able to sleep, it's just why would they be open?

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Luis Milian
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1 year ago

I have to stop the microwave 1 second before it stops so it wont do the annoying beeps at the end

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Kenny Garcia
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1 year ago

same...

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Luis Milian
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1 year ago (edited)

there are more than me out there....awesome

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Reilly Beryll
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1 year ago

Anxiety. I feel it.

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Dekumaru
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1 year ago

Oml sameee

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Unhuman_Weirdo
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1 year ago

Or.....your just a loner like me :)

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Withnail
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1 year ago

I work like this in the office. Part courtesy, part fomo.

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Synnika S
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1 year ago

I know right? It makes that staticy noise

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Tiny Dynamine
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1 year ago

Shit, do you live in America?

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Luis Milian
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1 year ago

this is like driving with loud music, but then turning the volume down to look for parking or for an address.

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Suzi Gauthier
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1 year ago

When I was 4 in Florida we had no A/C in our house. I had 6 spots on my pillow that I could move my head around on until I had to flip it & have 6 more.

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Suzi Gauthier
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1 year ago

Yes, I have whole arguments in my head with other people.

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Bluebell Rizzi
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1 year ago

I do have things to hide, and my reaction is the same... I mean... dude, that's my phone, it's sacred

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Evan Powell
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1 year ago

i do that same exact thing

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Bettina Jansen
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1 year ago

that's actually a good reflex to have

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kat lia
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1 year ago

They are waiting for you to say bless you.

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Kieth9
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1 year ago

Lol I’m just scared of the dark

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Kieth9
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1 year ago

Yep

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Hayden Blyseth
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1 year ago

Pulling a cricket

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Smoofy
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1 year ago

My sisters and I used to try holding our breath over bridges when were little. I think we thought it'd make us float if we fell in the water

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Foxxy
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1 year ago

Both my kids do this, they go through fazes where every so often they will sleep a couple of weeks on the floor.

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Paul K. Johnson
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1 year ago

That's pretty high stakes for just trying to hit the trash can with some garbage. Go big I guess.

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Bettina Jansen
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1 year ago

I used to do that, now I've learned to be more discreet (unless I'm in nature, then you can let go)

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Link
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1 year ago

Same. I always feel like when people talk to me they're just doing it to feel polite :(

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MammaG
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1 year ago

It's often recorded "canned" laughter. Also called a laugh track.

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