Thursday, August 11, 2011

Nervousness V Uncertainty

I have to differentiate, mentally at least, because although they are two different thing, my body feels nearly the same side effects and my body language for each is very similar.

Nervousness is something I feel after a test (not before--before a test I find myself disturbingly calm, relaxed, and carefree). There are decidedly few other circumstance that I feel nervousness for, such that I can't seem to come up with any examples.

Uncertainty is a part of my life--something I feel whenever I do something I'm not convinced I'm qualified to do, which, sadly, is fairly often. The feeling comes when I'm performing a task I haven't done recently, so I'm out of practice, or haven't done often, so I have no habit to fall abck on.

I can feel-or at least fake-confidence when I'm uncertain, not something easily done with nervousness. Nervousness I level with worry; uncertainty with unfamiliarity.

At least, that's how it works in my head.