Why Nail Biting ....?

@nupats (3564)
India
May 29, 2008 6:45am CST
i have this friend of mine who is always biting his nails and chews them right to the skin....is it that fun? i get a yuck feeling and i have to tell him stop doing that? it is so annoying? once was watching tv and i felt something touch my feet it was his nail there?..i told him time and again not to do so but not really helping..have seen any such annoying habits and how do u deal with it...
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@ratyz5 (7829)
• Philippines
29 May 08
Nail Clipper - A nail clipper or nail trimmer is a mechanical device used to trim fingernails and toenails. Nail clippers are usually made of metal. Two common varieties are the plier type and the lever type. Both are common household objects. Most nail clippers usually come with another tool attached, which is used to clean the dirt out of nails. A nail trimmer often has a miniature file fixed to it to allow rough edges of nails to be manicured. Nail clippers occasionally come with a pocket knife or a nail catcher. The nail trimmer consists of a head which may be concave or convex. Specialized nail trimmers which have convex clipping ends are intended for trimming toenails, while concave clipping ends are for fingernails. The cutting head may be manufactured to be parallel or perpendicular to the principal axis of the clipper. Cutting heads which are parallel to the principal axis are made to address accessibility issues involved with cutting toenails.

Nail clippers may also be entirely enclosed in a flexible plastic so that it appears less threatening to children, especially those who are afraid of being cut by the clippers. These are manufactured as "child-proof" nail clippers.

The invention of the nail clipper has been attributed to Chapel Carter in the year 1896.

 - answers.com
Since its their own body, they think that its safe to bite their own nails. My sister once told me that those who do bite their nails are insecure while I thought that, like how characters biting their nails are depicted, they are either nervous or scared. Anyway, if they can't stop it with by being told, they should at least grow out of it. Its not healthy even if the nails would look clean afterwards. Don't they have nail clippers available?
@nupats (3564)
• India
31 May 08
u have a point there...but i dont like to see it..i think this birthday i will gift him a set of nail clippers..thanx 4 ur views..have a nice day..
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@ratyz5 (7829)
• Philippines
31 May 08
Surely, gifts like that would make an impression Hope your friend doesn't get offended by it though. I mean, some gift, though we really have good intentions tend to go misunderstood.
• India
29 May 08
i too don't like nail biting ... one of my friend does that too .. but i won't tell him to stop when a cricket match is going on .. he he
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@nupats (3564)
• India
31 May 08
good u cantell him to bite some more when match is going on frm ur behalf also..i do tell my friend stop it...not more than tht..now i m thinking to tell him one day my toe nails have grown and i dont have nail clipper so he can help me out by chewing...heeehee..have a nice day..
• Philippines
29 May 08
maybe it's her habbit since she was a kid. you have to tell her frankly that it looks bad to her. she got to stop her habbit before anybody makes fun of her. it looks really aweful to see a person nailbiting in front of a lot of people but we should understand that it's part of their life co'z it was their habbit. just tell her nicely and make her understand what good it will brought her if she stop that bad habbit. happy posting and have a great day!! :)
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@nupats (3564)
• India
31 May 08
thanx for your views...i have told him but no joy so far...will try speaking again...happy mylotting have a grt day..