7th December 2019


What is a good way to stop biting your nails?

Alternatively, you can also cover your nails with tape or stickers or wear gloves to prevent biting. Replace the nail-biting habit with a good habit: When you feel like biting your nails, try playing with a stress ball or silly putty instead. This will help keep your hands busy and away from your mouth.

Is biting your nails a sign of anxiety?

Anxiety and Compulsive Nail Biting. Anxiety can cause many different tics and habits. One of the most common is nail biting. Biting your nails is a strange way to react to anxiety and stress, but it is perhaps one of the most common ways that both children and adults seem to act when they feel tension.

Is biting your nails a sign of intelligence?

No, it is not. Nail biting (onychophagia) is an oral compulsive habit. All in all there is absolutely no link between intelligence and nail biting. I could go as far as saying that people who bite nails based on anxiety caused by (personality) disorders, could be very intelligent.
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