Do you bite your nails?

@taface412 (3177)
United States
April 10, 2009 2:37pm CST
Unfortunately this has been a bad habit since I think the day I was born. Every once in a while I can kick the habit but then it sneaks back up on me again. And I have tried everything. Well right now the nails on my right hand are growing fine and I don't dare let my mouth go near them, but ironically the nails on my left hand are butchered because I guess with my attention to my right hand my left hand winds up in my mouth....LOL What a dork huh? What about you guys?
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@hershiez (464)
11 Apr 09
Hahaha..yeah! I bite my nails especially when I am nervous. Hahaha...
@kayebee (55)
• Philippines
11 Apr 09
no, it is unhygienic. it can be a source of diseases and virus. first step of controlling disease and infection is washing hands before and after eating, and after using the toilet.
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@HelloMickey (1663)
• Hong Kong
11 Apr 09
No, I think I never bite my nails. And I always keep my nails short and tidy, I think the nails are always bited would look untidy, so I don't think I like it.
• Philippines
11 Apr 09
Hey there! No, I don't bite my nails. I never had a habit of biting my nails even when I was a child. It's kinda unhygienic to bite our nails. We don't know where we use our hands. Specially the nails where dirt and germs hide. Maybe you should try lollipops. Every time you feel that you wanna bite your nails just suck some lollipops instead. What do you think? It's a good idea right? But, you have to brush your teeth. Have a nice day. Happy Easter!!
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@lazeebee (5468)
• Malaysia
11 Apr 09
Hi Taface, unfortunately I have no nails to bite. It's usually when I'm nervous or anxious that I would start playing with my nails and then start tearing off the white edges!
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@Modestah (11192)
• United States
11 Apr 09
I do not bit my nails, though I did pick up on the habit when I was a young teen - my cousin was visiting and she was a nail biter, and that kind of wore off on me. I am not sure how I got myself to quit.. . but I do know I felt a compulsion to chew on them for a long time after I decided no more. today my teen son is a nail biter. he chews them down so low, it looks painful to me. it also makes me nervous when I see him doing it.
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@mira91 (988)
• Singapore
11 Apr 09
Hahahahah, i don't know why but the topics for your discussions amuses me so much..Well, sometimes i do bite my nails..Like when i'm watching a really boring drama or something like that, somehow my thumb will make its way into my mouth and before i knew it, i was biting on it...hahaha, my thumb is usually the victim. lol ^_^ happy mylotting!
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• United States
11 Apr 09
i bite my nails all the time, and i even proceed to start biting off the loose skin on my fingers, my hands are so ugly because of that lol, but I cant stop, I'm not a female so I cant even paint my nails (with out being insulted a number of times lol) to prevent myself from biting them
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• United States
11 Apr 09
I've never been a nail bitter but my older brother was. We got him this stuff that we made him dip his fingers in, it taste terrible so when he went to nibble he would stop and wouldn't do it anymore. You might try that.
• United States
11 Apr 09
lol I wrote my response before reading this comment. If it works I should try it.
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
10 Apr 09
The only time I bite a fingernail is if I break one and I don't have fingernail clippers handy. I will bite my nail to get it the rest of the way off.
@Andi21 (85)
• Germany
10 Apr 09
No I only take it away when a fingernail is broker or clip it.
@ds6413 (2073)
• United States
10 Apr 09
Hi, when I was probabl;y about 9 or 10, I decided to stop biting my nails. I don't remember exactly how I stopped but it was probably wanting my hands to look nice. I haven't bit my nails in a long time. I trim then when they get too long. I hate havibg a nail break, sometimes it get too painful like last time I broke a nail.
@Modestah (11192)
• United States
11 Apr 09
I also keep my nails fairly short, I don't have to trim them often even though I do not bite them. I guess it is probably from all the washing dishes, cleaning and typing that I do that keeps them trim.
@Absinto (2394)
• Portugal
13 Apr 09
I used to have this bad habbit but i have already lost it. I think it is a good thing because i like my nails when they are long.
@williamjisir (22905)
• China
11 Apr 09
Hello taface. I don't bite my fingernails. But I think that I did as a very small kid. I forgot from what age I gave this habit up. I guess that you will also have to give up this habit as it is not a good one. Yes? Good luck to you, friend.
• United States
11 Apr 09
I have the same habit. I hate it because I used to have really nice nails and now they're all uneven. Only my pinky nail on my left hand looks nice lol. Bad habits are hard to break though. I'm really trying to stop. It's hard for me though because I notice when I'm anxious I bite my nails and I'm really stressed with school right now so my nails look like hell. I think I need to get that nail polish that tastes gross that they put on babies to keep them from biting their nails. Maybe that would help lol.
• Philippines
11 Apr 09
I used to bite my nails when im still younger. But now i let the nail cutter do the job and keep my mouth shut.!
• United States
11 Apr 09
I don't bite my nails all the time. But sometimes if I get a hang nail I will. My aunt used to bite her nails when she was a kid. My grandma used to put hot sauce on them. It was supposed to stop her from biting them. Turns out she like the hot sauce. She out grew it eventually. With a little determination I think you'll be able to stop! Power to you!
@Toofancy (549)
• United States
11 Apr 09
I am a serious nail biter, and I can't kick it. The only thing that keeps me from biting my nails is if I go to the nail salon to get acrylic nails. Then I can keep them out of my mouth. But I cannot afford to do that much any more - so my nails are currently bitten down to the quick on both hands.
@cwilson26 (2737)
• United States
11 Apr 09
Yes this is a very bad habit of mine and I try not to do it but it is hard not to. Especially when I am nervous. There are times when I won't bite my nails at all and when I get really nervous or excited about something I start gnawing away. I have been doing it since I was little.
• Philippines
11 Apr 09
I do! I am guilty of this!! I sometimes don't notice doing this especially when my nails grow long enough for me to bite. I usually bite my nails when I'm driving.. It's weird but I do that when I get bored at times. Sure it is a bad habit, but habit is a habit, and it'll be hard to stop. What a turn off too when you are on a date and do the thing infront of your date.. Gosh!! I wish I won't do such thing.. Yikes!
• India
11 Apr 09
hi ya i bite the nails when it is thrilling situation around...it happens to everyone... i bite only right hand nails...update me with best paid dollar sites...let me make higher earnings... bye luv shek india