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An unusual habit, conscious or unconscious, which can be modified at will.

Example: A teenage boy engages in annoying spasms of throat clearing. When confronted, he agrees to stop and does so promptly.

APA Reference
Grinnell, R. (2016). Mannerism. Psych Central. Retrieved on July 13, 2018, from https://psychcentral.com/encyclopedia/mannerism/