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I Like to Pick At Scabs and Cuts

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    So Yeah... - I just clicked on "Random Experiences" and here I am. I pick, mostly the side of my face, near my ears...also my arms and legs a bit as well as my scalp...
    soulshadow soulshadow 36-40, F Jul 12, 2009

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    I Just Can't Help Myself - I have had a strange warty thing on one of my toes for about two years.  It disappeared for a while then reappeared in the last few weeks.  ...
    wildernessgirl wildernessgirl 36-40 8 Responses Dec 3, 2009

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    Not So Much "like To"... - Ever since I can remember, I have always been picking my scabs. I was such an akward kid and clumbsy (still am!) and always scraping my knees...
    somewhatbatty somewhatbatty 22-25, F May 15, 2011

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    Being Compulsive -   Ever since I was young I have been interested in that crusty layer of scabbing that forms over the everyday wounds of children. Which...
    Dormantdrakon Dormantdrakon 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 18, 2009

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    Unhealthy Habit - I don't know what it is. Like seriously, but I love picking my scabs and cuts. I think I have a serious problem or something and its kind of scaring me that I am...
    stripesANDsunshine stripesANDsunshine 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 2, 2008

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    So Tired Of It - I was told this is an obsessive compulsive behavior which makes sense. I do it when I'm anxious and even when I'm not. Any scab, bump...mostly my face, neck...
    soulshadow soulshadow 36-40, F Apr 20, 2010

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    Gross - ^-- That I am I pick at my face. Because of my weird insecure and obsessive compulsive traits, I have blemishes that can take up to a month to heal cos every time they...
    Aryashi Aryashi 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 12, 2009

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    Picking Runs In My Family. - My dad picks at his scabs and so does his mom. I don't think I learned it from them since I didn't notice as a kid. This leads me to think that picking...
    fruxforte fruxforte 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 4, 2010

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    Habit - Some people bite their nails, some people suck their thumb, but personally I've never understood the appeal of those habits. BUt then again, nobody understands why I do...
    Zarfo Zarfo 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 13, 2009

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    I have just got this app and this is my 1st post. Ok so I have been picking scabs for a about 50% of my life and I know I need to stop. I just can't even if I try my hardest not...
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    I have scars and fresh cuts. I have no friends my family calls me names. I have anxiety and depression cutting is the only thing that helps.
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    (Lol. This is a stupid little essay that i wrote for english class, but I'm bored so why not post it.) Everybody has scars, and each and every scar is different. There is a unique...
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    I have scars on my hips. There are 48. I started when eight. And I only used the Tip into my hip . I never yelled I haven't told . Its like a don't. Have a hold on what I do...
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    She cuts herself You probably didn't realize The bracelets she wears The long pants all year The signs are there You don't care enough to notice Her skin cries red tears As her...
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    This just came to my mind and I could stop thinking of it. •Suicide/Self Injuring• I have a friend who injures herself so that she can get peace in her and stop thinking of...
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    It's not like a stab wound you can protect yourself from. It's a million little paper cuts every day
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    I hate myself and deserve to bleed. My parents tell me I'm disrespectful, disobedient, bitchy, annoying, lazy, ect. And I agree with them. Now they've seen the cuts and demand an...
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    any suggestion? I need to stop badly. I will have to go back to school... Last time, I experience death fear again. I was in a car. But this time my uncle and aunt were dirving...
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    when i was little i have no friends okay maybe until now. my classmate she was tall like hell when i see her she reminds me of yao ming except shes a bully and one day she pushed...
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    (Another piece from my old profile that I was fortunately to find. Hope you like it.) I consider myself a lover of music and this leads to an element of snobbery on my part...
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    the cat-burglar on velvety soft paws you sneak in... muscles gliding as you easily scale the walls, you pick the locks with curved claws, Quickly scan your surroundings with...
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    I pick because I feel people are looking at them, not me. I get stressed and I start... I can't help it... They bleed or a lot of skin is removed...
    SurpriseMeToday SurpriseMeToday 18-21, F Mar 26

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    I should have picked the soup, but it was too late.
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