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I think one of the facts of stimming is that it can vary quite a lot from one person to the other. I have so many, but grinding and biting my teeth together as you described are one of them. For me, this one is an anxious stim. It tells me that my brain is feeling badly, but I haven’t quite caught up yet as to why.Is this in fact a stim?
i don't know if its the same thing as what others are describing, but i clench my jaw and kind of alternate which side is clenched. i'm not grinding my teeth against each other horizontally, more like chewing, but only one one side and quickly alternating left and right.
I've been wondering too exactly what can be considered stimming behaviors. When I was a child, I was told so many times to sit still that I schooled myself to keep my body quiet. However, sitting still is so hard, so I've always stretched a lot (figuring if I look athletic, it's less distracting to others?) It's only lately that I can sometimes relax that vigilance and I've noticed I occasionally flap my hands and forearms when I'm pleased or excited, rubs both thumbs with my index fingers, jiggle my heels when sitting.