Post
Experience Project iOS Android Apps | Download EP for your Mobile Device

I Like to Pick At Scabs and Cuts

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 64 People

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 7 Responses Aug 18, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Related Experiences

    There I was, all alone, about to leave this world of pain and torture. Was I making the right decision or was this just all an act based on my feelings from years past and present...
    Becca7799 Becca7799 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 5

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Umm as I read the stories here u all come from f*cked up families or backrounds, or have been mistreated in some way so I feel like a joke.. I have a normal family parents are...
    browndeadeyes browndeadeyes 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 7

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I feel like I'm a complete psychic case! I am suicidal...upto recently....I used to put cuts on my arms and all....my boyfriend changed that.... I start feeling happy and normal...
    Zunairanasim Zunairanasim 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 21

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Love, Hope, and Faith We live tomorrow the dreams of today Our hopes of the future gives us faith along the way Love is the river of this wakened state Its never out of...
    MJ383 MJ383 41-45, F 2 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    They're like snakes on my back, run from my neck downwards, from left to right, the length of a belt. The pain of your skin bursting isn't something you forget easily. Hearing your...
    Michalb Michalb 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 1

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Should I continue or end this? I look around me Destruction Despair Death hides behind the shrieks of terror The cold, ominous wind replaces what was once a prosperous village...
    C9Poke C9Poke 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 10

    Your Response

    Cancel
    For years I suffered a variety of foot problems, bunions, gout, bad knees, etc. Then about 5 years ago I began reading about the benefits of going barefoot, how shoes are...
    pinetreeguy pinetreeguy 66-70, M 1 Response Mar 16

    Your Response

    Cancel
    TO MY READERS you gotta be over the line to be a regular reader of mine. some of it's nuts, and some of it cuts. some may be fruit of the vine. but you guys are crazy to incline...
    paulie138 paulie138 66-70, M 6 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    body language gives away more than most people want the outside world to know and can tell you things they themselves may not realize, all intuition really is, in this sense, is...
    Nicolekey Nicolekey 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I am male and used to wear a long ponytail when I was little now my parents force me to get very short cuts and now with lots of convincing I am now starting to grow out my hair
    bello760 bello760 13-15, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    "Misery" So scared of breaking it That you won't let it bend And I wrote two hundred letters I will never send Sometimes these cuts are so much deeper than they seem You'd...
    LanaKane LanaKane 31-35, F 3 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    when i was 5 on my birthday i was in an accident and almost die from it. well i have a huge scar on my right leg and i'm really self conscious about it. i don't wear skirts, shorts...
    monsay89 monsay89 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I have 2 dogs who love their walks. I take some paper and plastic bag to pick up their doggy doos. They seem to decide to do it at the most embarrassing times when people are...
    Ozdharma Ozdharma 56-60, M 1 Response Mar 9

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I think I know now how my life is going to end. If all my fears are starting to be reality then really there's only one way how my life is going to end and it's eventual it makes...
    PiecingMeBackTogether PiecingMeBackTogether 18-21 4 Responses Mar 10

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Liking flowers is understated, I actually love them. Flowers are kind of like nature's final decoration, the last touch on an amazing canvas or some final texture on the great...
    ClaudNine ClaudNine 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 10

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Pretty Monsters For the first time of my life i walked onto a private junior high campus, it was orientation day and i am going into 8th grade. I was on campus with the map that...
    Cheshirecupacat Cheshirecupacat 13-15, F Mar 13

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Not me, my dad but my dad stopped for him because of me. I live out in the country where everything takes at least 45 minutes to get to. Me and my dad were in no mans land getting...
    AllTheEmotions AllTheEmotions 18-21, M 4 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    One Sunday a pastor told the congregation that the church needed some extra money and asked the people to prayerfully consider giving a little extra in the offering plate. He said...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 2 Responses Mar 4

    Your Response

    Cancel
    A millimeter from the seam. Caught off guard adjusting and re-adjusting. While sitting no support. I was faced with all of this on a day I wore my short shorts. At noon I went to...
    Thintwink Thintwink 31-35, M 4 Responses Mar 9

    Your Response

    Cancel
    1. I saved ladybugs drowning in the ocean when I was 9. 2. I was picked as one of the last in schoolyard picks. 3. I have been asked to teach dance and choreography as a child(to...
    heathee heathee 46-50, F Mar 23

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Frist time I walk in a women store it was VS and the lady I talk to help me out big I told her I was thinking of dressing up as woman I think she was turn on by it she pull me by...
    virginiacox virginiacox 46-50, T 1 Response 3 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    every day is a challenge. i look at people living their lives, getting up, going to work being happy. im just not like that and i feel like ill never be able to be like that. i...
    niellyn niellyn 22-25 3 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Yes, even at the age of 35, I am [still] a picky eater. I cannot eat fruits nor vegetables (except for a potato). I once could eat bananas, but I had a bad allergic reaction to...
    halfblind79 halfblind79 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 3

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Roma continued to press forward and Toni almost made it 2-0 after the half-hour mark. Tonis header from Perrottas cross forced Amelia to fully stretch to clear Buy Fifa 15 Coins...
    fifacoinsarc fifacoinsarc 26-30, F Mar 13

    Your Response

    Cancel
    which is safer flirting your house or public places? Its not save to bring someone home with you don't know. However how could you truly know someone, when we don't know...
    awsome2 awsome2 18-21, T 1 Response Mar 4

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I love the feeling of freedom wearing a skirt . I love way they move when I walk & how the fabric caresses my legs, I love the way the breeze is free to flow thru to my panties...
    Lushlaura83 Lushlaura83 31-35, T 2 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    April 1, 2015 name = Nessamei Nickname = Ness, Nessa, Nessie age = 37 ethnicity = 1/2 Chinese, 3/8 African, 1/8 Native American (Choctaw) sexual orientation = straight, I go for...
    blankcheck4urhart blankcheck4urhart 36-40, F 1 hr ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Anyone like to see male desperation? Im holding my pee, u can message me if u want to control my bladder;)
    iwannapee448 iwannapee448 22-25, M 1 hr ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Picture this: you walk into school like you do every morning. People stare at you up and down trying to take in the way you look. To them, you're not like them. In fact, you're the...
    bemyforeverlove97 bemyforeverlove97 16-17, F Mar 4

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I have a dream dictionary and I do believe dreams have a way of telling you things your subconscious picks up on. But there are some things that aren't in there. For instance I...
    Allforaview Allforaview 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 4

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I knew a guy who caught chickens, who ran around all day like the dickens. it was just the job for a brainless yob, but the paycheque was mighty slim pickings. (Mar.5, 2015)
    paulie138 paulie138 66-70, M Mar 6

    Your Response

    Cancel
    After seeing one of these posted: “Using only song names from ONE ARTIST/BAND cleverly answer these questions. Try not to repeat a song title. It's a lot harder than you think...
    Sillylittleredheadchick Sillylittleredheadchick 46-50, F 2 Responses Mar 7

    Your Response

    Cancel