You want to pluck them up, don’t you?
If you look closely at my eyebrows, they are a bit patchy sometimes.
It started in medical school and gets worse when I am stressed out; a compulsion I don’t even think about. Pinch a bit of eyebrow, gentle tug, brush against the upper lip to see if I got anything, return focus to unpleasant task at hand (typically the electronic health record). Repeat if necessary.
Some people do this to the point of disfiguring themselves, even to the point of baldness. What I do is very, very mild by comparision. In fact it would probably stop completely if I retired.
Why the eyebrows, though, I wonder? Why couldn’t my focus be on something useful like armpit hair or the bikini line or the LEGS?!??!? Hell, those pesky chin hairs, even…
So there, now you know one of my secrets.
Do YOU have an any weird habits or fixations?