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Published September 20th 2016
Bad habits are hard to break. That’s why we’ve written another blog post that makes us feel better about our own lives.
In fact, we recently took a look at people talking about being addicted to social media on social media.
This week the Brandwatch React team decided to see what people were sharing when it came to talking about their worst habits.
Searching for mentions of “my worst habit is” over a year, the team found nearly 600 tweets. They took the 40 characters following that search string and identified which verbs were mentioned most within them.
Sometimes our use of emoji might be on-point but getting the words out in person can be difficult. Try some of these semi-useful tips if you’re struggling to make yourself understood.
"my worst habit is mumbling" i relate pic.twitter.com/zwSV3uMG5p
— abbey (@auzluke) July 27, 2016
Reading is a terrible habit, or so some tweeters think. Don’t worry, we’re not heading for an epidemic of illiteracy – most of these claims related to spoiling things like YouTube videos or Netflix shows by reading the comments and descriptions.
My worst habit is reading the episode summaries on Netflix and spoiling the show for myself 🙃
— Casey Badenhop (@CaseyBadenhop) June 8, 2016
Whether it’s the result of anger, boredom or a bottle of wine, shopping has become a bad habit according to some tweeters.
my worst habit is online shopping when I'm bored.
— sadie mae (@sadiemaeeee) July 1, 2016
Over thinking can be horrible and can lead to all kinds of unhappy situations. It turns out Michael from 5 Seconds of Summer isn’t alone.
Michael is so me: "My worst habit is over-thinking"… :( pic.twitter.com/uIN6DEyz17
— Kia (@mikeyxforever) July 27, 2016
Twitter has a drinking problem, but it’s not just with alcohol.
My worst habit is drinking cans of energy drinks during exam season knowing how bad they are for me 😧
— fjx (@farzanajx) November 16, 2015
Energy drinks during exam season are always a bad idea, especially if you ask Will from UK hit show The Inbetweeners.
Leaving things in pockets, leaving things on the floor, leaving things to the last minute…
my worst habit is leaving it until this time to wash my hair cause then I have to sleep on it wet n it's an actual travesty the next day
— ciara (@ciara__rafferty) August 23, 2015
We can all relate to Anna.
my worst habit is waking up then falling back asleep
— anna dance (@annadance15) July 26, 2016
Everyone has sent a regrettable text, but that’s not what the majority of these mentions are about.
We were surprised to find a whole list of people talking about texting while driving. This is not OK, people.
Treating people like dogs is not advisable.
Others said their worst habit was whistling in their sleep which is equally infuriating for their roommates.
We’ve already gone over texting and driving, but the driving list also incorporates taking photos.
my worst habit is taking pics while I'm driving it's just that when I see a pretty scenery or the sky looks beautiful I gotta take a pic
— rose (@closerthanblood) September 30, 2015
Seriously. Not. OK.
There’s nothing more annoying than forgetting something important, and most of the tweets we found referred to forgetting something that inconvenienced them for the rest of their day.
my worst habit is putting clothes in the dryer and forgetting to turn it on
— Anjali Lang (@Anjali_Lang) January 24, 2016
Meanwhile Ashleigh talks about a very British habit.
my worst habit is making myself a cup of tea and then forgetting about it
— ash (@ash_lxigh) March 8, 2016
Nail biting is the #1 issue here.
Diets are going out of the window as tweeters talk about their worst habit being eating to excess.
My worst habit is probably eating too much hot cheetos and peanut butter
— :/ (@thisisntkaren) September 14, 2016
Top marks to this tweeter.
my worst habit is eating a whole pack of ice buns in 30 mins😶
— gemma (@gemmabowkett) September 18, 2016
There are some pretty grim mentions in here, from lips to scabs to zits.
My worst habit is picking my mascara off my eyelashes
— Britt (@britt_parnala) December 11, 2015
Moving swiftly on…
Topping the list is “missing”, tweeted by lots of tweeters with someone special who is far away.
my worst habit is missing you 😞
— A ' (@xeyy__) September 20, 2016
It’s vaguely reminiscient of our discovery that the number one thing tweeters said they couldn’t live without was “you”.
What’s your worst habit?
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