why do people bite their nails

India
October 3, 2006 10:54pm CST
curious to know why
18 responses
@shadowauror (1517)
• India
14 Oct 06
Nail biting is during periods of nervousness, stress, hunger, or boredom . It can also be a sign of mental or emotional disorder. The clinical name for nail biting is chronic onychophagia.
@yadsan (199)
• India
29 Oct 06
yes, because they are afraid of doing something wrongly.... thanks , please add me and post for my topics too... from=yadsan
@snoopy12 (468)
• Philippines
30 Oct 06
To pass time especially when I'm bored or If I need to divert my attention on something. It's an involuntary act you don't think about doing it but you find yourself doing it. Sometimes my fingers will hurt for days.its a nasty habit which I can't seem to get out of my system.
• India
31 Oct 06
thanks for reply. do you feel counselling can help.
• United States
31 Oct 06
bite - bite
nervous people do it and OCD people do too.
• India
30 Nov 06
whai is the full form of ocd people
@munmun (808)
• India
31 Oct 06
I bite nail whenever i am in tension, nervousness & stress.
• India
8 Nov 06
does it relieve your tension
@premium (566)
• India
30 Oct 06
when people r tension !!!!
• India
8 Nov 06
does it help in relieving tension?
• United States
29 Oct 06
I notice that when my nails are reaching the length of the tip of the finger it starts to bother me as if I lose sensibility and freedom. Then one by one I bite them down to the pink area.
• India
31 Oct 06
try using nail cutter,or visit beauty parlour fo manicure
• India
8 Dec 06
Hey dude,I myself have this habit..i don't know why i do this.but the thing is i don't voluntarily take my hand to my mouth.having addicted to this habit,you'll lose control over and keep on biting..
@uzaircs (2320)
• Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
30 Nov 06
i dont know seriously
@milott (2648)
• India
27 Nov 06
Because if you bite others' nail, they will shout at you. LOL
@milott (2648)
• India
27 Nov 06
Because if you bite others' nail, they will shout at you. LOL
@harish4u (1393)
• India
21 Nov 06
when you get stressed in some sort of manner like money things or seeing a cricket match then it is the first thing automatically and very close that goes in ur fingers...as u can't eat up your fingers then they will be turned out to nails.......so people even me bite nails.....
• United States
31 Oct 06
Thumb - Just showing the thumb and that people bite that nail off also.  God Bless
A lot of people bite there nail when they get nervous. I know my son bites his down to the skin. But, I am sure people have other reasons for biting there nails also. God Bless
• United States
31 Oct 06
Nail biting might be an indication of a possible underlying tendency for the individual to be auto-cannibalistic. I've actually noticed that in some case, nail biting will lead to biting and chewing upon the bottom section of the palm nearest the wrist. My theory is that anxiety in people suffering from this affliction triggers a desire for self-consumption, self-devourment as a subconscious method of coping with the state of nervousness.
• United States
31 Oct 06
habit I think.
• United States
31 Oct 06
I use to bite my nails and I don't know why. It was a need to do it and then one day I decided that it looked really ugly and I quit.
@Angelwriter (1956)
• United States
30 Oct 06
I bite my nails because it's a habit, it feels good, and I'm too lazy to clip them.
• India
30 Oct 06
it surely is a very bad habit...people bite their nails when they are angry or due to fear or due to any tension and stress... we must find out a way to relieve stress and not bite our nails cause it reflects our character....
@achilles7 (1277)
• India
29 Oct 06
It is a bad habbit. It may arise due to nerveousness or some other pre-occupation something like that.
@bodomgirl (1618)
• Italy
29 Oct 06
my bestfriend always bite them..because she is nervous and sad...poor girl..