Respond to two tips from section VI of Notes on Directing.
53. Every scene is a chase scene.
As I deal with blocking my script and helping my actors through the process I have found on character who is a chaser through most of the play. She physically chases the protagonist but her objective is also a chase, to regain his affection and attention. This has manifested as a physical chase in the blocking. At one point she shifts tactics by fleeing, and he takes the bait and chases her. I like the idea that many complex plots can be distilled down to pursuit based in want. Every character wants something, or they wouldn't be relevant to the script, so every person has their own chase.
56. Every actor has a tell.
I have seen this most often in actors who are unsure of their own abilities or shaky in their intentions. A common tell I see is an actor doing a bit in the scene then looking out at me for approval. I used to do this a lot, especially in high school. I also had a tick of of never relaxing my eyebrows, because I was nervous. My director pointed this out to me often, and helped me work through it. She would side coach me during scenes so that I would recognize what I was doing when I was doing it. I haven't had that big of a problem with this in my process. I do have one actor who is prone to indicating with his hands. I have been pointing it out to him in notes, but may have to move to side coaching if the problem persists.