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I Like to Pick At Scabs and Cuts

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    It's great that there's an experience for this. But, I would like to add that self-harm is a serious thing. Don't go posting pictures of your cuts, because you give those with a...
    Franse Franse 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 17

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    Anyone else ever felt itching where your cuts or scars are? Maybe it's just me. It happens even if I haven't cut there in months.
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    I have had depression and issues with self harm for 6 years now this year is the first year my parents noticed the scars/ cuts on my arm... At first they were upset then my mom...
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    I don’t really remember the day I started picking at my skin, but the day I started is the day my life got worse. Worse why? Because not only am I self conscious about my weight...
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    Well I'm 17 years old with no driver license or job yet.I barely go out because I barely have any close friends. And lately the people who I thought were my friends are picking on...
    breebree0233 breebree0233 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 27, 2014

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    When Tomorrow Comes Part Five - Chapter Five Mother was a very careful house-proud woman. She kept her house clean and neat, and husbanded her food supplies as well as she could...
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    The Big Dipper Chapter 11 July 16, 2012 Billy’s First Day “So, what are you going to be doing today?” Tessa asked, as she visited Billy before his first day of work. “I...
    awesomefallenangel13 awesomefallenangel13 13-15, F Jan 14

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    But I have no Maria to pick. My current gf is like the baroness and has not interest in the children and wants me to pick between them and her. While they drive me batty at times...
    tastyfrzz tastyfrzz 46-50 Dec 28, 2014

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    WARNING By Jenny Joseph When I am an old woman I shall wear purple With a red hat which doesn't go, and doesn't suit me. And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves...
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    This morning I ate one plates of IHOP's New York Cheesecake pancakes, 4 buiscuits, 2 sausage patties, Several cups of hot chocolate and a coke. I was so full. It took me forever to...
    BellyFullOfSweets BellyFullOfSweets 18-21 2 Responses Jan 10

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    “If you love a flower, don’t pick it up. Because if you pick it up it dies and it ceases to be what you love. So if you love a flower, let it be. Love is not about possession...
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    a girl from near Billericay was known for being quite picky, so the boys didn't try, except one on the sly, who was slipping Miss Picky some dickie. (Jan.14, 2015)
    paulie138 paulie138 66-70, M Jan 16

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    When Tomorrow Comes Part Six - Chapter Two On the way back to the farms, I recovered enough to sit up like the lady I was supposed to be and told Jock about the extra day I and...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F Jan 18

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    For all my life, I was known as the picky eater. The one who ate the kid’s menu diet long after I passed that fine print point of “for children 10 and under.” The one who had...
    jackylamenzo jackylamenzo 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    I don't think I'm picky. I just know what I like and don't. No purple foods!!! Basically eggplant. Purple grapes. But grape juice is ok. And that took me awhile. Purple is not a...
    Philie Philie 51-55, M 2 days ago

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    I don't know how people can go up to someone and use a pickup line seriously, I can't even say one to a friend without laughing haha
    nathans872 nathans872 18-21, M Jan 3

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    [my own cheesy pickup] they say Disneyland is the happiest place on earth , but I don't think that they have been in your arms
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    Kids picked on the way I dressed for wearing old fashioned polyester pants (which I was allergic to), that no other kids wore, most of the time.
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 Jan 15

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    More fat picks in my alblums
    colekiy colekiy 22-25, M Jan 16

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    Lockpicking is a skill that is better to have and not need, than need and not have :P I find it relaxing actually. I buy deadbolt locks and pick them for fun, and change out the...
    EnigmaticDogma EnigmaticDogma 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    Mother taught me as a kid that if you broken things, try to mend them first a few times, if your mending doesn't work, and the item was of value, find professional help to fix it...
    BlueSkysAreCold BlueSkysAreCold 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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