I Like to Pick At Things

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    It's a Nervous Habit...

    When I get nervous or feel uneasy I pick the nail polish off of my finger nails... I usually only wear clear polish because of this... I also have a bad habit of picking at my face... I see a bump and I am all over it...
    phidget phidget
    31-35, F
    May 27, 2008

    I Can'T Stop

    I pick at everything. It's my greatest problem and I blame it on OCD. I've tried to stop, but I really just can't. It burns inside when there's a scab on my face from a bump that I just had to pick and now I have to pick the scab and I have to peel the paint of the walls and the...
    Piano63 Piano63
    1 Response May 14, 2013

    Pick Pick Pick

    I pick at things obsessively. Scabs, body hair, the hair on my head, loose threads, zits, eyelashes, eyebrows, food, teeth, nails, paint... Some of it is unintentional self-mutilation. Some of it is just... I don't even know what it's supposed to be.
    andfalling andfalling
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Dec 5, 2007

    I Like To Pick At Things

    scabs, zits, nail polish, nails, books, ears, shoelaces, really anything. it's so hard to stop, i just broke my streak of not picking at my nails. :( d4
    Lovin1D4ever Lovin1D4ever
    1 Response May 3, 2012

    Haha, Scabs.

    I pick at nearly everything. At the gunk under fingernails, at scabs, at moss that grows on trees, at the peelings of sunburn... I am almost obsessive about it. Scabs are the worst for me. I have quite a few scars that unripe scabs have left me. And by unripe, I of course mean...
    SheistheLorax SheistheLorax
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jul 22, 2008

    Useually My Thumb

    i have done it since..well,everysince i can remember.i guess itis a stress thing.or just me being nervous or bored.but i have caused them to be really messed up a time or two.
    ghostofmyself ghostofmyself
    Apr 7, 2009
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