Why do people shake their legs? (Men Especially)?

They shake their leg, especially when they are trying to concentrate.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Shaking a body part controls most of the person's energy, it destracts them, but not from what they are concentrating on.

    It's like tapping finders, or shaking your foot. You focus your nervous energy on that, at it sort of looses tension.

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  • Tim
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    It gives the body something to do while the mind is working.

    Edit: It's also very open to suggestion-- I wasn't shaking my legs, but then I read this question, answered it and moved on, and suddenly discovered my leg was shaking!

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  • 1 decade ago

    they shake thier legs when they r nervous, want to ask a question, want something or it can be a habit .I shake my legs also at times

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Because They Think There doing the Hokey Pokey

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I do it too. Partly, its just a subconscience (probably nuetrotic) tick and also because it keeps my foot from falling asleep when I cross my legs.

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  • 1 decade ago

    I don't know, it's just a habit I've had since I was a kid. My dad would always ask me if I was nervous. I'd say no, of course, because sometimes I don't even realize that I'm doing it.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I do that too. I think it's just a nervous thing, it can be tough to remain completely still.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I think of it as a way to relieve excess tension.

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  • 1 decade ago

    I have done that for years and years and years. I've heard different things about it. My grandpa swears its because there's an underlying problem inside of me.. like i need a root canal...or something weird... yeah... I've had people grab my knee a hundred times, and yell STOP IT!

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  • 1 decade ago

    i was shaking my legs untill i read ur question lol

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