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Old January 3rd, 2013 (11:02 PM).
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Are you a frequent nail biter? If so, when do you do it most often? How long have you been doing it? Have you tried to break the habit?
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Old January 3rd, 2013 (11:21 PM).
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Yes, I do every day, 99% of the time I don't even realize I'm doing it at first, after a while 10 minutes later I'm thinking to myself "Why am I doing this in public, embarrassing" - not sure how it started, but I know that it has to be over 15 years now.

I tried to quit but I just seem that I cannot, as I mentioned, I just do it without thinking. Tried many suggestions to quit, they only work for about two hours and back to nail biting all over again.

I bite my finger nails at least 5 times an hour, only when I'm awake.
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Old January 4th, 2013 (02:33 AM).
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Yes, I do every day, 99% of the time I don't even realize I'm doing it at first, after a while 10 minutes later I'm thinking to myself "Why am I doing this in public, embarrassing" - not sure how it started, but I know that it has to be over 15 years now.

I tried to quit but I just seem that I cannot, as I mentioned, I just do it without thinking. Tried many suggestions to quit, they only work for about two hours and back to nail biting all over again.

I bite my finger nails at least 5 times an hour, only when I'm awake.
Summed it up for me I think, I tried looking up suggestions but none of them are permanent, I eventually found out that apparently it's an OCD, ironically I was biting my nails when I came across this thread xD
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Old January 4th, 2013 (02:52 AM).
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Nope. I don't bite my nails. I do, however, tear them when they are long enough for me to do so. Therefore, my nails are always uneven and short, especially if I rip them too close to the edge of my finger.
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Old January 4th, 2013 (06:04 AM).
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I used to bite my nails but i think it came about because i needed them to be perfectly smooth and even at all times. I guess its sorta obsessive in a sense. I stopped when i began filing my nails instead of clipping them and i always carry a filer around inmy handbag in case a nail begins to bother me.
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Old January 4th, 2013 (06:25 AM).
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I don't do this but I used to rip my nails off when I was younger.
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Old January 4th, 2013 (06:41 AM).
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Old January 4th, 2013 (06:54 AM).
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I am not a nail biter and never have, it just feels wrong to me.
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I got through stages, I bite my nails for a bit then I stop and my nails grow, then I start again. Usually do it when thinking or exams are coming up like now
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I don't bite my nails. However, when they tear, I rip them off the rest of the way. It really grosses out my family.
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I bit my nails a lot when I was younger, it was a really bad habit, then I just stopped and got out of the habit and I almost never bite my nails anymore.
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I'm a horrible, horrible nail biter. Have been ever since I was a kid. Unfortunately, most attempts I've made to stop it have ended in failure, since it's something I do both when I'm nervous and when I'm bored. :( So yeah.
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Old January 4th, 2013 (01:31 PM).
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Quote originally posted by Lokiepie:
I got through stages, I bite my nails for a bit then I stop and my nails grow, then I start again. Usually do it when thinking or exams are coming up like now
That's called "nail farming" . I'be bitten my nails when I was younger, but I lost that bad habit. Now I have one that's even worse: eat my cuticles...
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Old January 4th, 2013 (01:40 PM).
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Yes, I've been biting my nails for a long time now. Never really tried to break the habit though.
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Old January 4th, 2013 (01:48 PM).
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Ever since I was young, I absolutely hated nail clippers, so I would just bite off my fingernails instead. I still do it to this day, not as a habit, but just as an alternative to nail clippers.
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Old January 4th, 2013 (01:56 PM).
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I used to but stopped years ago. It's kind of a disgusting habit to think about for me so that eventually put me off from biting completely. D:
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Old January 4th, 2013 (02:03 PM).
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I used to, but into high school I realized it was kind of nasty so I just clip on the a somewhat routinely basis now.
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Old January 4th, 2013 (04:56 PM).
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I don't. Typically I don't touch my nails until they're so long I have to clip them.

I pick at the hangnails? on the sides instead. >___>
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Old January 4th, 2013 (05:08 PM).
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Unfortunately, yes.
I used to get incredibly stressed when my various illnesses would act up (primarily pain from the Lung issues & a minor bout with severe tinnitus, as well as long-term Synaesthesia.)

At one point, I would actually chew most of the flesh off of my right-hand, before realizing I was even doing it.

I still bite my nails on occasion, but covering them with cayenne & lemon juice usually keeps me away for a few days.
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Old January 4th, 2013 (05:15 PM).
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I used to bite my nails a lot when I was a little girl. Then I kinda stopped when I started middle school. At that time I only bite my nails when I get really nervous. Afterwards I broke the habit and used nail clippers instead.
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Old January 4th, 2013 (05:30 PM).
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I still bite my nails. Teeth are just much more convenient than a nail clipper, not to mention they're always on hand...or in mouth...whatever.

I do, however, clip my toe nails with a clipper.
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I've bitten my nails for as long as I can remember. There have been periods where I'd stop for a few months or so, then start back up again. I do not bite my nails based on a specific time or event, I just unconsciously do it.
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Old January 4th, 2013 (05:42 PM).
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Quote originally posted by Codaq:
eat my cuticles...
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I chew my nails until it hurts to, especially when I'm nervous. I have really thick nails so it's a challenge and a joy. I've also used the edges of my teeth as a nail file numerous times.
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Old January 5th, 2013 (12:05 PM).
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No, no, no. I have never bitten my nails in my life and never will. It's disgusting in my opinion.
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Old January 5th, 2013 (02:14 PM).
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I used to bite my nails constantly. Ended up with gums of a 60-year-old. And now my two front bottom teeth are worn down. I don't bite my nails anymore. My gums are saggy now below those teeth.

Now I understand how bad it is for you, and how gross it is (considering all the dirt under nails..).
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