Are you a nail biter? and why?
March 24, 2008 8:06am CST
I used to bite my finger nails when I was a little girl. I was very close to my older cousin who I got this habit from. As I grew older, I realised it's an extremely...bad habit!! People gave me strange look when they saw my nails and what's more - I've been putting germs into my mouth over the years!! well..it's really a sad case everytime I think of it... so if you have family and friends doing this right now, kindly tell them to stop, I'm sure they'll be better off :)
• United States
24 Mar 08
I bit my nails for over 20 years. And you are right, it is a terrible habit. I haven't chewed my nails for over 20 years now. It was a very hard habit to break. I have noticed that some mothers instead of keeping clippers on them to use on their children will in a pinch, bite the nails off when the child has a hangnail. I'm thinking this would be one way the habit is started. I honestly can't tell you how I got started.