Do you bite your nails or chew them?

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Do you bite your nails or chew them?

wrecklesswords wrecklesswords
I am sadly a person who does both. It's been a habit of mine since I can remember. I've been taking more proactive steps in the last year to stop it than I ever have. It's had it's major ups and downs.

I did find some Stop The Bite top coat that tastes absolutely horrendous that I've been using. It tastes almost like a rotten chemical, if chemicals could even spoil. It's terrible and stays in my mouth for at least an hour after, even if I brush or use gum.

Do you bite? Have you been able to stop and what methods did you use?
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
I bite
8
I chew
I do both
16
I don't do it
51
I used to
14
Other
5
Total votes: 94 (84 voters)
Poll is closed
01/09/2013
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i do both
01/09/2013
Freyja9 Freyja9
Quote:
Originally posted by wrecklesswords
I am sadly a person who does both. It's been a habit of mine since I can remember. I've been taking more proactive steps in the last year to stop it than I ever have. It's had it's major ups and downs.

I did find some Stop ...
I don't bite mine. My husband does it and it drives me crazy lol
01/09/2013
BrittaniMaree BrittaniMaree
I am a bitter its a bad habit
01/09/2013
Cat E. Cat E.
I used to bite/chew them as a teen but no longer do that. I always use nail clippers.
01/09/2013
Bleu Bleu
I got a pair of travel nail clippers so I stopped biting them around 3 years ago. I do get tempted to but it doesn't bother me enough to do it and I really don't know...how to anymore. If that makes sense.
01/09/2013
indiglo indiglo
I don't bite or chew my nails. I do, however, pick at my cuticles more than I should. But I find I do it less when I keep my nails painted... then I want them to stay looking nice.
01/09/2013
Apirka Apirka
I've never chewed or bit my nails.
01/09/2013
*Camoprincess* *Camoprincess*
I have tried the whole no biting and chewing them but sadly even when I have nail polish or acrylic nails on I still keep them in my mouth an chew them
01/09/2013
invisiblehat invisiblehat
I've never chewed or bitten my nails. When I was very young I did use to chew on my hair, though.
01/09/2013
kkizzee05 kkizzee05
Quote:
Originally posted by wrecklesswords
I am sadly a person who does both. It's been a habit of mine since I can remember. I've been taking more proactive steps in the last year to stop it than I ever have. It's had it's major ups and downs.

I did find some Stop ...
I bite and chew my nails and have since I was a little kid... I tried using that fingernail polish, but it just didn't work for me... I can go several weeks without doing it now, but it's a nervous tick so sometimes I find myself doing it without realizing...
01/09/2013
Kitka Kitka
I don't bite or chew my nails and neither does hubby.
01/09/2013
El-Jaro El-Jaro
I've been biting my nails for years. It's to the point where they don't even grown in right. After a certain point, they just split or something.
01/09/2013
PropertyOfPotter PropertyOfPotter
I did when I was younger. Now, I have a horrible habit of picking at my cuticles when I'm nervous. I hate it and wish I could make it stop, but I can't seem to. I can have long, beautiful nails, but gross, sore cuticles!
01/09/2013
shorejen9 shorejen9
No I don't do either.
01/09/2013
EdenUser EdenUser
I don't do it
01/09/2013
The Vixen The Vixen
I used to bite my nails when I was younger but as a teen I had acrylic nails for a long while and that broke my habit. Now that I have natural nails again I do pick at them when I'm uptight but I'm trying to stop doing that too.
01/09/2013
wrecklesswords wrecklesswords
Quote:
Originally posted by El-Jaro
I've been biting my nails for years. It's to the point where they don't even grown in right. After a certain point, they just split or something.
Mine seem to stop at a certain point as well before becoming too brittle to continue on.

It makes me pretty sad.
01/09/2013
nikki0668 nikki0668
I have never bitten or chewed my nails.
01/09/2013
PeaceToTheMiddleEast PeaceToTheMiddleEast
Never I love my nails too much to chew or bite on them.
01/09/2013
gorgeous gorgeous
Honestly, if you think of all the stuff your hands go through its really gross to put the in your mouth. Fingernails harbor bacteria under them too. I guess being a nurse gives you a different prespective on things lol.
01/09/2013
Marie Hanna Marie Hanna
No. Never.
01/09/2013
sunkissedJess sunkissedJess
Nope! I file mine.
01/09/2013
llellsee llellsee
I've never been a nail biter as I'm too aware of germs on hands.
01/09/2013
wrecklesswords wrecklesswords
Quote:
Originally posted by gorgeous
Honestly, if you think of all the stuff your hands go through its really gross to put the in your mouth. Fingernails harbor bacteria under them too. I guess being a nurse gives you a different prespective on things lol.
Oh yeah, there's tons of nasty stuff all over our bodies. I'm kind of from the mindset that we have nastiness all over us. Where we sit, where we stand, what we stand in (shoes), etc. It's how clean we keep ourselves that matters. Because if we start to focus too much on the millions of bacteria that we house on our bodies and in our homes, we'd all be too afraid to do anything.
01/09/2013
Voir Voir
I used to bite my fingernails but I broke the habit - forcibly a long time ago. I do however tend to chew on my lips when not paying attention and results in them being chapped most of the time.
01/09/2013
Chilipepper Chilipepper
Life-long nail biter/chewer. It's recently been classified as an obsessive-compulsive disorder, so I feel slightly better that it's not a "defect of character" like everyone else tries to make it out to be.

I've been able to stop a few times and allow my nails to grow, but they're so thin and brittle (by genetics) that they bend and break or just split about 1/8-inch beyond my nail bed. My nail beds are also extremely short, which I do attribute to the biting. I managed to go about three months of not biting, then a time of transition happened and I began the nervous biting again. Oh, and I'm a high-strung type.

I've just started taking prenatal vitamins to strengthen them, so I'll attempt to grow them again.
01/09/2013
Incendiaire Incendiaire
I always keep mine clipped quite short. I can't stand the look of bitten nails.
01/09/2013
MrsHouseWife MrsHouseWife
only if i break them first
01/09/2013
G&L G&L
I mainly bite.
01/09/2013
Total posts: 66
Unique posters: 63