Do you bite your nails?

@caesarin (1089)
Indonesia
March 22, 2007 10:26am CST
I bite my nails, especially when I was nervous. I don't realize it's because of being nervous. Sometimes when I found some sharp edge at my nails. I'll also bite my nails. I realize it's not good, not just dirty but it'll let your finger looks ugly. I'm afraid my 1 yr old daughter will do this too someday. But I don't know how to stop it. I tried to stop it by wearing nail polisher but still it can't help. I just bite them off and let my nails look ugly.
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@redfang (969)
22 Mar 07
i am a cronic nail biter i will bite my nails right back until they bleed sometimes i depends what kind of mood that i am in really.
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@aprilsue00 (1992)
• United States
22 Mar 07
i try to never bite my nails i think that it is a disgusting habit. there is so much germs under your nails.
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@ram_cv (16515)
• India
22 Mar 07
I bit my nails when I am nervous, or have nothing else to do. I know it is a very bad and dirty habit, but I just tend to go back to it whenever I am alone. But, generally my nails are toned and clean, so from the health perspective that has not been too harmful. Cheers! Ram
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• India
22 Mar 07
well when ever i get nervous or confussed then get bites of my nails i always likes to stop this but at that time i could not able to thinks about it when i get free at that time i feels that i have done some wrong .because our nails haves many becterias in it and with bites it goes in stomach that can make me sick.so, now i always says to my friends i will start this then plz tells me about this and told me to stop this. and this method is really working on me . i thinks it also works on u if u will try this.
@aweins (4200)
• India
24 Mar 07
i never bit my nails , ever. if i m nervous there may be some different things that i do , but i dont remember that i ever put my finger or nail in my mouth. my nails are pretty long n i dont like to wear any enamel on it as i like the natural lustre of it.
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@caesarin (1089)
• Indonesia
24 Mar 07
God bless you for not having such habit like me and many other people out there. I don't know when I started it but I remember once when I never bite my nails. Good luck with your natural nails.
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• Nigeria
23 Mar 07
well like you said its due to been nervous but for me i do not bite my nails. i do not think its a good habit to get involved in as you might also do it in front of people thats in a higher position and that might be seen as been disrespectful
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@caesarin (1089)
• Indonesia
24 Mar 07
I know and realize though I don't bite my nails in front of people that's in a higher position than us it will still create a bad impression. I worked in marketing department and meet many people. I know how my nails makes me inconfidence but I juat can't stop it. Sometimes I can let them grew long and to prevent me from biting them I just coat them with nail polisher but then it happened again, I just started biting them again though coated.
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• Canada
25 Mar 07
i bite my nails only in Frigtening situations...like sitting in a physics class when you are not getting nething n the teacher asks u a question.......randomly......or....watching a horror movie......buh the wierdest thing is that i met a guy couple of days back....who eats his skin......????i know its weird..buh he bites his nails all the time.....n when he's done with all of it.....he starts eating his skin.....so his hand's like.....yuck!! i hope none of you do tht.......
@greengal (4286)
• United States
23 Mar 07
I used to bite my nails around 10 years ago..when I was in school, and nothing could stop me back then. But the moment I went into college, I became fashion conscious and well mannered so the nail biting stopped immediately..lol I wanted long well kept nails so that's what I have now. I'm glad I got over the habit just like that. Nail biting can be a very bad habit and a hard one to get rid of.
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23 Mar 07
LOL I used to be a terrible nail biter!!!! But not done so since I was about 7 or 8! Mum cured me of the habbit fairly early by coating my finger nails in really strong mustard oil! And every time I bit my nails my mouth would feel as though it was on fire! It certainly cured me of the nasty little habbit!! My nails now as a result are lovely and strong. Good luck with preventing your daughter from nail biting too! Lynn-Marie
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• Philippines
23 Mar 07
I used to when I was a kid. I just felt like biting them each time I'm bored :)
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@lifeiseasy (2292)
• United States
23 Mar 07
I do bite mine as well ...I will go throught stages that I don't and then when they get quite nice l;ooking and long then there I go biting them again ..its a very hard habit to break ...I know how bad it is to do it ..but something in my head just makes me do it ...lol that doesnt sound good ...lol like a seial killer or something ...lol but it is a habit and that what you need to think about is breaking a habit ...maybe go and get your nails done then you can't bite them and keep them on for a while and see if that doesn't help you to stop biting your nails ... plus when you see how nice they look it might also change your mind on biting your nails ....hope this helps I now how fruterating it is to try and stop ...For years i did stop and had long nails ...then for some reasson i was right back at it ...I wish the best of luck to you ...
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• China
23 Mar 07
i don't bite them.i only did that when i was a little boy.i think this is really a bad habit.but if feel it is a way of stopping you from nervous,just do it,but before you do it,please wash your nails and make them clean.
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@sshazie (253)
• Singapore
22 Mar 07
nail biting results in ugly hands and thats very unsightly. besides if i'm not wrong, its pretty bad for your teeth as well. its just a habit that you have developed. just try to remind yourself not to chew on it when u realise so. If you dun wan ur kid to develop this habit then stop it yourself first, coz kids pick things up faster than u know it.
@banta78 (4330)
• India
22 Mar 07
I never had the bad habit of biting nails. As from early age i knew that one should cut the nails as often as possible. And that one shouldn't bite nails as it contains germs and is unhygenic and fingers will look ugly too then. I feel if you keep yourself preoccupied with something esp your hands then there will be less tendency to bite the nails. Also try taking deep breaths it will reduce stress. good luck. :)
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@xbrendax (2667)
• United States
23 Mar 07
I use to bite my nails something awful 30 years ago, I mean I bit them till there was blood and one day while watching TV and biting my nails, I realized my mouth was full of blood from what I just did to my poor nails, so being in shock, I yelled real long and loud: STOP!!! And I guess that did the trick because as I said, that was 30 years ago and I haven't bitten them since!
@caesarin (1089)
• Indonesia
24 Mar 07
Sometimes I bite my nails too deep that I took a slight of the skin under the nails, so that it'll hurt and bleed a little. Didn't you feel the pain at that time? I can't imagine a mouth full of bllod from your nails. You must felt a terrible pain.
@MrNiceGuy (4143)
• United States
26 Mar 07
I bite my nails a lot. I don't know why. Sometimes its when I am nervous, other times it has nothing to do with it. I hate that I do it, since my nails look bad, but I can't stop myself sometimes.
@ayesha25 (91)
• Philippines
26 Mar 07
i always bite my nails, whether consciously or not.. its my habit.. i do it mostly when im bored.. thats why im havng a hard time making my nails grow! i want to get rid of the habit but i just cant.. ugh!
@applsofgld (2506)
• United States
25 Mar 07
No, I'm not much of a nail biter. My nails are soft and therefore I keep them trimmed rather short. My dad on the other hand, is a true blue nail biter. He bites his nails way beyond the nail. All my life I can remember him biting his nails...always. My daughter is a nail biter as is her cousin, I think it runs in the family, they take after my dad :)
23 Mar 07
No, I never picked up that bad habit. A lot of my friends do and it drives me nuts. Have you tried applying something that is really nasty tasting to your nails? Something that will burn your tongue and mouth? That should help you stop. I have really hard nails and I just can't picture myself sticking my fingers in my mouth. It isn't too pleasant looking at chipped, broken and chewed nails. Good luck in kicking the habit!
• United States
23 Mar 07
I used to bite nails when I was in tension.When I was in school I always used to bite my nails.Dad used to scold me not to do that.Now I stopped bitting..thank god. Yeah i know kid can follow that because mom is a role model to them...