Do you have a habit of biting your fingernails?

@vonn1378 (706)
Philippines
June 22, 2007 10:52pm CST
I have this habit of biting my fingernails especially when I'm emotionally disturbed. I know its not a good habit that's why I'm trying to stop myself from biting my fingernails. Did you experienced it or you know someone who also bites their fingernails? Good day!!!
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@shadjee1 (604)
• Philippines
26 Jun 07
Me too. I have the habit of biting my fingernails. Thats why i dont let my fingernails grow too much so that i can stop biting it.
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@vonn1378 (706)
• Philippines
26 Jun 07
Yap because its not a good habit hahaha (,")
@liyan97 (2128)
• Northern Mariana Islands
23 Jun 07
I do bit my finger nails especially when I am andry or worried! I know that it is a habit that I have to break but honestly, I can't help it! There are times when I see my friends with beautiful long nails with nice polish and fell bad because I could never allow myself to have it:( I have tried so many times not to bite my finger nails, but I believe that I have been doing it for too long and it is a habit I have to just live with:)
@vonn1378 (706)
• Philippines
26 Jun 07
I agree a habit to live with since it keeps on coming back everytime we're anxious...(,")
@eadward (140)
• Brazil
23 Jun 07
Yes. I do. In fact, it has been years since I had do actually cut my fingernails, since I cut them with my teeth every day. When I need to make a good impressions, I just polish their tips so they don't look all bitten.
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@vonn1378 (706)
• Philippines
23 Jun 07
i see, so welcome to the biting club (,")
@lillake (1634)
• United States
23 Jun 07
I do bite my nails. I have tried on several occasions to stop the habit but I have failed. Polish, fake nails, chewing gum, all the tricks don't seem to work for me. I have an issue with things not being even, and the feel of my nails sticking out irritates that in me. So I chew them very short so that they aren't noticable.
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@vonn1378 (706)
• Philippines
23 Jun 07
yah irritating but hard to stop the habit hehe
@kodie420 (872)
• Canada
23 Jun 07
Ya actually I think thats a trait that must run in our family because my mom does it and so does my sister. Im like you I usually bite my nails when stress starts to arise or I have alot on my mind. I have been doing this for years and sometimes chewed them down to the point where it hurts. Its a really hard habit to control because you dont realize your doing it until you have chewed to far.
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@vonn1378 (706)
• Philippines
23 Jun 07
So it means I'm not the only one biting my fingernails. thanks for sharing
@Nardz13 (5059)
• New Zealand
23 Jun 07
Hi. I know when I was younger, I use to bite my nails quiet alot and boy did they sting, and I would still try to pull nail off, even though it were painful I would carry on, it was like an addiction, I use to hide my fingers when we were out in public because they looked shocking and were always at one time or another bleeding and stinging...
@vonn1378 (706)
• Philippines
26 Jun 07
That's painful! Hope you could at least lessen the biting of your fingernails (,")
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@Nardz13 (5059)
• New Zealand
26 Jun 07
That was a habit when I was younger 11 years old to be exact, Im 34 and I have neat nails. Nail biting for me went out the door years ago...
@vonn1378 (706)
• Philippines
26 Jun 07
Errr sorry I misunderstand your response eh.. Well I'm glad you overcome that habit..(.")
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• United States
26 Jun 07
I do, but for the most part I've gotten out of it thankfully. I was terrible when I was younger, and my anxiety problems only made it worse. However, I've gotten really great at not doing it. I think for the most part I've gotten out of that habit, but sometimes, something 'snaps' and I just start biting my nails again.
@vonn1378 (706)
• Philippines
26 Jun 07
I agree a habit that strikes from time to time though not so often as compared to younger days.. (,")
• Philippines
23 Jun 07
yes i have those habit, there is no particular situation where i bit my fingernails as long as i see that my fingernails go longer, i just bit it or cut it using my teeth. Its my hobby even when i was a child.
@vonn1378 (706)
• Philippines
23 Jun 07
thanks Patricia for sharing ...
@ram_cv (16516)
• India
23 Jun 07
I myself bite my nails when I am nervous or when I am eagerly waiting for something that is just not arriving :). I also know it is not a great habit, but then it just happens subconciously that I can't stop myself. I have myself stopped biting nails and succeed for some time and then get back to the habit again. Off late, though I have reduced the amount of time that I bite nails significantly. Cheers! Ram
@vonn1378 (706)
• Philippines
23 Jun 07
yeah maybe its the habit that hard to break (,")