The first paragraph sums me up, I go months without doing then I look down one day and shame descends on me as I realise I have bitten my nails and have a big meeting around the corner!
Well it appears the answer is not as simple as you might think. I mean I gave up smoking without any problems, I often stop drinking for long periods so why can I not stop nail biting.
Many an interviewee have attempted to hide hands through an interview due to self inflicted skin pulls and damaged nail beds!
I’ve been biting my nails even since I can remember. I do it automatically, without even realizing it: I’m focused on writing a story, and before I know it, my finger is in my mouth and I’m greedily chewing a nail or a cuticle. I hate that I bite my nails; it makes me feel ashamed, and I’ve tried quitting multiple times. So why do I keep doing it? The answer is more complicated than you’d think.