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I Bite My Nails

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    Mine Was So Pretty - i bitten all my nails off again my sisters stressing me out with her drama  i am going to grow them back out .   i miss my pretty nails painting them...
    lunnas lunnas 41-45, F 3 Responses Jul 24, 2010

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    Repeating the Cycle - I am 26 years old and have bitten my nails for as long as I can remember.  My nail biting is on the extreme end of the spectrum.  Painful, throbbing...
    kmink04 kmink04 26-30 2 Responses Mar 30, 2009

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    Cant Stop - Im 17. I have been biting my nails for as long as i remember. When i look at others that bite their nails, i wonder if their joking or not. I would have theirs any day...
    Emmmadd Emmmadd 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 29, 2013

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    Nervous - It's an nervous habit of mine... I have no nails, whatsoever. lol. It started as a child and I still have now, as an adult. But I don't need nails really... since I enjoy...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 22, 2008

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    Always Have... - I have bit my nails since I was like six years old. Something I still haven't been able to stop and I don't think I will ever stop. Everyone use to tell me it...
    purplebutterfly14 purplebutterfly14 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 29, 2011

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    Ouch - I only bite my nails when i am stressed. Its not often but when i do, it can get bad. I have chewed my nails so badly these last few weeks that all of my fingers now hurt...
    simplycharis simplycharis 36-40, F Mar 9, 2013

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    I Hate It... - I've been biting my nails for as long as I can remember. I wish I could stop.I normally bite them because they are rough, but I will also bite them because I am...
    merinsan merinsan 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 3, 2011

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    Nervous Energy - It's far more common than you think.
    PhoebeMadeleineSheridan PhoebeMadeleineSheridan 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 7, 2012

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    I Love It - Managed to get all my nails and toenails off and have nice balls of skin at the end of my toes and hands - looks so cute - I continue to show them off to other people...
    AlexSmith22 AlexSmith22 13-15, F 3 Responses Apr 5, 2013

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    Nail Biting - I've been biting my nails since I was a little boy. When i watch sports I bite my nails. When I played sports in high school I bit my nails. Alot of the time I don...
    miked4948 miked4948 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 17, 2012

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    How Do I Stop Once I Have Begun? - I bite my nails. I started back around age 8-9.. I haven't been able to stop, I do it when I'm bored, I do it when I'm scared, I do it when I'm...
    xGreenIcedTeax xGreenIcedTeax 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 8, 2013

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    But Trying To Kick The Habit.... - I have been a nailbiter since I was a child. It is a horrible habit. Over the last few years I have been applying nail varnish and it does help...
    Jenni855 Jenni855 26-30, F Jul 17, 2011

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    It's Been a Month... - ...since I have bitten any of my nails off... I've tried to stop biting them for YEARS, and it might actually be working this time. I still can't stop...
    junebugLC junebugLC 26-30, F 6 Responses May 5, 2007

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    I Have Been Biting For As Long As I Can Remember - I'm 22 years old and have been biting my nails for as long as I can remember. The habit was much more intense when I was a young...
    s3minole s3minole 22-25 Jun 3, 2012

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    Since I Can Remember - I have been biting my nails, ever since I was very young. I can't even give you an exact date as to when I started doing it. It is a nervous tick of mine...
    CatLover2823 CatLover2823 18-21, F Oct 24, 2013

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    Unfortuanlty Yes I Do.. ... - Unfortuanlty yes i do.. its a nervous habit of mine.. I have gotten better over the years but yesi  im a biter
    AuThEnTiC AuThEnTiC 19-21, F 2 Responses Mar 7, 2008

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    They Bite Themselves! - I swear that sometimes I don't even remember biting them! But it gets to the point where I bite them so much that it hurts to put any pressure on them. It...
    RedSkittle RedSkittle 22-25 2 Responses Jul 19, 2010

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    Biting Since I Could Remember - I bite when I am stressed, mad, sad, annoyed. Almost any negative emotion will get me biting down my nails. I hate biting my nails and it's a hard...
    okiheardu okiheardu 18-21 Jun 10, 2010

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    I'd Rather Bite. - I've bitten my nails for as long as I remember. My mum painted them with some horrible tasting nail polish to help me break the habit because my fingers are...
    amigoodenough amigoodenough 36-40, F 3 Responses Oct 20, 2007

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    Biting My Nails - I think I've been biting my nails since I came out the womb...I bite them just because sometimes.I bite them when I feel stressed,angry, or sad. I'm always biting...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 19, 2013

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    I Used to Bite My Nails - Now I have been growing them since maybe 6 mos or more, and I actually have had to cut them a few of times too. =) I used to try to stop for years and it...
    dreamweaver127 dreamweaver127 31-35, F Aug 12, 2007

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    Bite My Nails - i bite my nails all the frickin time. if i cant bite mine i tend to bite other peoples :/
    joshehh joshehh 18-21, T 2 Responses Oct 14, 2008

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    Quitting. No This Is It. Really, For The Last Time... I Hope. - I have been a biter as long as I can remember. It has been a part of my life that I have always been ashamed of. I...
    odysseyeclipse odysseyeclipse 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 21, 2011

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    Compulsive Nail Biting -  Cos I don't always know when I'm biting my nails, it's hard to stop. I hate the sight of my bitten nails, but that doesn't stop me biting them, cos I...
    DancingGnats DancingGnats 31-35 6 Responses Nov 3, 2008

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    I Can't Help It...or Can I? O.o - I've been a nail biter for nearly as long as I can remember. I did manage to stop myself from doing so for about five months but now I'm doing it...
    Samaya Samaya 16-18, F 2 Responses Aug 16, 2007

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    Maniac's Manicure - I am not the nervous, bite-my-nails-to-the-quick kind of person. Although it's usually done while I'm concentrating on something, it's also calculated and only...
    emerald emerald 36-40, F Aug 6, 2007

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    Nail Biting - Hi I'm 13 years old and I have been biting my nails since I was 3 so that's 10 1/2 years and its my form of relaxer cuz I have high stress anxiety adhd and lots of...
    18steengabbysings 18steengabbysings 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 5, 2012

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    Guilty - I chew my fingernails and pick at my toenails. I remember that when I was very young my Mom tried to stop that habit by painting my nails with nail gloss or something...
    1blujay 1blujay 46-50, M 2 Responses Feb 13, 2010

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    I wish I could end it!! I've been biting for a long time and I hate when I paint my nails and they are short so they look terrible. I tried this stuff you put on your nails but it...
    cotygal123 cotygal123 13-15, F Dec 30, 2013

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    Nervous Habit. - I used to bite my nails, so they would start to bleed. I've always been a little bit shy, and that always seemed to calm some nerves. Now they are growning out...
    mizzgreeneyedladyy mizzgreeneyedladyy 18-21, F Jan 3, 2012

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    A Real Nail-biter - I am a married man who has been a compulsive nail-biter since childhood.  My mother constantly nagged me about it.  My father insisted I would outgrow...
    lawguy08 lawguy08 46-50 8 Responses Aug 28, 2008

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    My Nail Biting Partner - My girlfriend and I are both extreme nail-biters. Our fingers are always bleeding and throbbing. Our average nail lenght is about 2 mm! Our fingertips...
    Nailbiter Nailbiter 36-40 3 Responses May 4, 2009

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    Bite My Nails - I have bit my nails once in a while and lately, I've been doing it quite often since my nails chip.  After the bitting, I will cut it nicely with scissors.
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F Jan 24, 2011

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    Nervous Habit. - I used to bite my nails, so they would start to bleed. I've always been a little bit shy, and that always seemed to calm some nerves. Now they are growning out...
    mizzgreeneyedladyy mizzgreeneyedladyy 18-21, F Jan 3, 2012

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    My Nail Biting - my nail biting is out of control, I have seen some nails on girls, who say they bite them, wow I'd be so proud to have nails like those, mine are seriously bitten...
    lucyharris lucyharris 22-25, F 11 Responses Sep 22, 2008

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    Ive Been Doing This Wow,,,,, - i cant remember when i started but , everyone i know says OH! what gorgeous hands , but you shouldlet your nails grow . or  i get asked "do...
    cocoxoxo cocoxoxo 18-21 3 Responses May 8, 2008

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    At Times - I think I picked up this habit from my father. He bites his nails almost to the nub. He doesn't do this often, but when I notice that his nails are almost non-existent I...
    philosophicmyth philosophicmyth 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 9, 2010

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    This Is Kinda Serious But Kinda Funny - Ever since I was 4 years old (now almost 15) i've been biting my nails. I first started doing it because I thought my nails were too long...
    mandycandy0123 mandycandy0123 13-15, F Nov 3, 2012

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    I'm Battling To Stop Biting!! - Heya,  I've been biting since i can remember, my mum bites and so does my aunt, both me and my brother bite and 1 out of 2 of my aunts kids...
    pooriprincess pooriprincess 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 4, 2010

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    It's Like Crack! - My boyfriend and I are both SERIOUS nail biters!  I mean if even a little sliver of nail grows up I bite or peel it off.  There is lots of blood...
    CandyTeeth CandyTeeth 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 4, 2007

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    Bad Habit, Causes Sickness - This is the reason I got sick. I mean think about it... You go out in public, touch a million things millions of other people have touched, then you go...
    cynthiaelizabeth cynthiaelizabeth 13-15, F 3 Responses Nov 5, 2009

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    Fake Nails Don't Fix Anything! - I bite my nails so badly that for my senior year prom, I went and had acrylic nails put on. The tech was rude, insulting my hands and it wasn't a...
    silvermoon silvermoon 31-35 3 Responses Oct 26, 2007

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    Still Biting My Nails - I wrote a blog here a few years ago about being a life-long nail-biter but I didn't tell the whole truth.   This was about the time I became...
    lawguy08 lawguy08 46-50 3 Responses Jun 11, 2010

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    Oh Lord, I Am So Terrible. ... - Oh lord, I am so terrible. I've been meaning to break the habit for years but I never have been able to. Every now and then when I get tips, my...
    teenanonymous teenanonymous 16-18, F 1 Response Jul 29, 2007

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    So Bad Man! - I hate biting my nails so much!! so many times ive said okay enough is enough, but always end up finding my self doing it again!! 
    WhisperingBill WhisperingBill 22-25, M May 22, 2011

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    Nail Biting Habit - I started biting my nails in kindergarten. Im a follower and my friend did it so i did it too. She stopped but i couldnt. Now i bite my nails without even...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 7, 2012

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    Horrible Habbit - I can't stop! I've had times where it seems like I've stopped, and my nails grow longer, but then it starts all over again. Not only do I bite them, I pick. I use...
    Kagit Kagit 16-18, F Jul 25, 2007

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    Not At The Nub - I'm a classy nail biter. Like my nails still look good but I do bite from time to time, 'specially when I'm thinking realy hard
    Eamane Eamane 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 28, 2010

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    My Attempts To Stop - I have tried to stop biting my nails at least three times in my life. Each time I was successful for a brief period (maybe two months or less) and then I...
    s3minole s3minole 22-25 2 Responses Jun 3, 2012

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    All the Time - I always bite my nails. When i can't bite them anymore, i move to the sides. yeah, the skin around them. then sometimes they bleed and just hurt sooo much. i have...
    thedreamisover thedreamisover 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 9, 2008

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    Biting Addiction - I try to let them grow but every time I always end up biting them.
    UnforgettableEyes UnforgettableEyes 22-25, F Apr 15, 2011

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