Are you a nail biter? and why?

@popocan (222)
Hong Kong
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 :)
3 responses
@mbs730 (2151)
• Canada
25 Mar 08
I've been biting my nails since I was 6, and its a HORRIBLE habit. My mother does it and no wonder I got it from her. I have more than enough issues to deal with, ugh that too.
@popocan (222)
• Hong Kong
25 Mar 08
Hi mbs730, I think you should encourage yourself not to contine with this bad habit :)
@mbs730 (2151)
• Canada
26 Mar 08
Agreed.. there are plenty of OTHER bad habits I need to kick too.
@Carolyn63 (1403)
• 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.
@popocan (222)
• Hong Kong
25 Mar 08
Hi Carolyn, I'm glad that you've also stopped this bad habit for so long :) keep it up!
@bombshell (11265)
• Germany
26 Sep 08
hehehe no!i dont bite my nails.i saw some they are biting nails and looking funny hehe.i did try to stop him but he cannot avoid it coz its a habbit.