What Does that Mean? Terms to know when talking about Narcolepsy by Wake Up Narcolepsy. Automatic Behaviors: When an individual continues engaging in whatever habitual activities they were doing, but in a semiautomatic way without conscious awareness (ex. eating talking, driving a familiar route). These can be unsettling experiences for individuals and may put them in harm's way. Individuals experience these in different ways and to different extents, but often have no memory of the behaviors after. Automatic behaviors can lead to psycho-social impairments and affect relationships, academic performance, professional success and leisure activities.