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I Like to Pick At Scabs and Cuts

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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 of us as children haven't been interested in it? But, anyways, my interest within the scars that form on my...
    Dormantdrakon Dormantdrakon 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 18, 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 and cutting up my arms. I don't know why but I could never stop myself from picking my scabs off. Even before I knew it was a bad thing to...
    somewhatbatty somewhatbatty 22-25, F May 15, 2011

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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 scab, i pick it off :S
    Aryashi Aryashi 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 12, 2009

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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 this. I pick. I'm a picker. Scab after scab after scab, untill I find a better one and leave it to scar. I...
    Zarfo Zarfo 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 13, 2009

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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, scalp, back, chest...sometimes my legs and arms. Any just when they're about to heal...boom...there's the temptation...
    soulshadow soulshadow 36-40, F Apr 20, 2010

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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. I used to also pick at my back a lot. Any little thing that's raised I feel the need to pick. I can't say it...
    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.  Everytime I break it open, a clear gooey liquid comes out - it's fantastic.  It usually scabs over and about two days later I...
    wildernessgirl wildernessgirl 36-40 8 Responses Dec 3, 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 has a genetic component. I have some nasty scabs on my arm from picking. I also like to pick at my ears for some reason. I...
    fruxforte fruxforte 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 4, 2010

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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 the only one who has shared this experience. I like the way the skin of the scab/ cut gets hard after a couple of days...
    stripesANDsunshine stripesANDsunshine 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 2, 2008

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    Turn To The Left

    My left arm is a mess. I have four scratches with scabs. I have been picking the scabs. Anything hard I have an urge to pick it and get rid of it. It has bled and even oozed clear stuff.yum. I feel like I'm on meth or something with this compulsion. It's part of my recent...
    Kittychanel Kittychanel 41-45, F 8 Responses Aug 18, 2012

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    Yep, That's why we have text messages and voicemails...lol. Sounds wrong,but I love my life :)
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    I'm not trying to kill myself, I'm just trying to ease the pain. I cut when I feel stupid, or afraid, or overwhelmed, or my PTSD is triggered by seeing abuse or mean people or...
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    i like pain, i like to re-cut my scabs and watch the blood drip down, i like the pain. it feel wonderful. i like the pain when i cut , i like the pin when i punch myself. it feels...
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    I went to the gym and my recent cuts on the thighs opened. It just really ****** me off that I can't hide my cuts. I hate it when people stare at it. Why can't summer be over? I...
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    when your parents notice cuts i moved to my fist. i beat myself till tears ran forth like the river of sorrow in my heart. the bruises you cover. start wearing a shirt to bed so...
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    Lets see... For the innocent ones, I've got a big patch on my right shin, an arrow shape on my left thigh, and a small one on my right ring finger. For the ones I did myself, I've...
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    I like to scratch at my cuts to make them re bleed then watch the blood drip towards the floor. I like the way the pain feels, it feels different. I like to see the scars it forms...
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    I mess up a lot ya I have cuts on my legs and arms I wish I never done that cause my life now is much better and I regret everything
    Hiphop098 Hiphop098 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 9

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    People think since I smile all the time there's nothing wrong with me, do I have show my cuts and be depressed all the time for someone to notice? Because if that's the case you...
    jjeello jjeello 18-21, F Jul 20

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    Feeling like I want to cut so bad sitting hear scratching my arm start racking my brain all I want to do is cut iv been thinking about it non stop I'm going insane. the feeling of...
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    It’s as if I came to live with a friend 18 months ago and I have long since worn out my welcome; now everyone is wondering when I’ll finally find my own place and leave them to...
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    It’s as if I came to live with a friend 18 months ago and I have long since worn out my welcome; now everyone is wondering when I’ll finally find my own place and leave them to...
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    It’s as if I came to live with a friend 18 months ago and I have long since worn out my welcome; now everyone is wondering when I’ll finally find my own place and leave them to...
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    It’s as if I came to live with a friend 18 months ago and I have long since worn out my welcome; now everyone is wondering when I’ll finally find my own place and leave them to...
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    It’s as if I came to live with a friend 18 months ago and I have long since worn out my welcome; now everyone is wondering when I’ll finally find my own place and leave them to...
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    He was sweetness. The words that came from his mouth... sweeter than honey, warmer than a summer day, and more comforting than a candle light flickering in the dark. He was like me...
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    I don't know why but I laugh at pick-up lines whenever my sister test it on me (well she doesn't anymore -.- because I laughed and told her it's really lame). She told me she's...
    IdioticBear IdioticBear 16-17, F a week ago

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    I love pickles so much I have the pickle girl from del dixie forever inked into my arm
    kelyse2506 kelyse2506 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    THE MAN'S POINTS SYSTEM For all you guys out there who just can't figure it out, here it is: In the world of romance, one single rule applies: Make the woman happy. Do...
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    Bob Smith was sick of his job and was determined to find work elsewhere. But no matter how hard he tried, his reputation as someone who was not dedicated to the job, seemed to...
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    I'm still here. I'm most likely irrevocably broken but I'm still here. They say that after the storm you can see so much more clearer. And you can. After the rain and the...
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    "stealer and a wagon wheel" aware of the hard tangle i decided id better be off just cutting losses picked up what she had left of me what the vultures hadn't picked clean and...
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    Can't stand stupid pick up lines. This morning I was at the store some guy tried to use a stupid line on me
    SummerLove16 SummerLove16 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 21

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    Nom nom nom nom nom pickled jalapenos :D I could eat them forever :P
    InternationalDarkness InternationalDarkness 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 22

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    Yeah.. When it comes to certain things I'm so picky.. Even if I can't afford or don't deserve what I want.. I can't settle for less.. I want what I want!
    ThePeach ThePeach 26-30, F a week ago

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    Oh wow, this is a total understatement! Aha. I'm annoyingly picky. :)
    Reallifeperson Reallifeperson 22-25, M 4 days ago

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    I got a ring to play with instead of picking. I have improved , but have a long way to go
    guardian96 guardian96 18-21, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I am a picky eater when it comes to nature touching my food. Bugs, flys, people breath hitting my food by mistake or people going over my food with their arms . I would not be...
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 1 day ago

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