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View Poll Results: most common habit/addiction
Peeling/picking at skin 33 47.14%
Ripping off nails 3 4.29%
Pulling out eyelashes 8 11.43%
Porn 3 4.29%
Picking at scabs 12 17.14%
Other (sry if yours wasn't an opption) 11 15.71%
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Arrow Anyone else do these things? - June 18th 2010, 09:30 PM

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I peel ths skin off my fingers. {Edited out graphic description} I've done this my whole life! I used to peel my wallpaper off when I was still in my crib, and to this day peel or pick at anything I can. I LOVE it. I don't wanna stop ever. Sometimes its very painful tho. I do this when I'm bored, during school constantly, when I'm stressed, also whenever my hands are free.

I rip my nails off.

I LOVE poping zits and blisters...I wish I had more sometime.

I also pull out my eyelashes.

I also peel every scab off and lick off the blood. I have to put bandaids on so I can't. I can work on the same scab for months.

I pop my joints all the time, in my feet, neck, hands, and back.

I'm just wondering whoelse does this, cause I'm realizing I'm not alone!!

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Re: Anyone else do these things? - June 18th 2010, 09:57 PM

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I peel ths skin off my fingers. {Edited out graphic description} I've done this my whole life! I used to peel my wallpaper off when I was still in my crib, and to this day peel or pick at anything I can. I LOVE it. I don't wanna stop ever. Sometimes its very painful tho. I do this when I'm bored, during school constantly, when I'm stressed, also whenever my hands are free.

I rip my nails off.

I LOVE poping zits and blisters...I wish I had more sometime.

I also pull out my eyelashes.

I also peel every scab off and lick off the blood. I have to put bandaids on so I can't. I can work on the same scab for months.

I pop my joints all the time, in my feet, neck, hands, and back.

I'm just wondering whoelse does this, cause I'm realizing I'm not alone!!
I do these, but I don't put band aids on
   
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Re: Anyone else do these things? - June 18th 2010, 10:07 PM

I pull out my eyelashes and pick at the skin around my nails too.


   
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Re: Anyone else do these things? - June 18th 2010, 11:06 PM

I pick at my scabs.
   
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Re: Anyone else do these things? - June 19th 2010, 12:05 AM

I have a tendency to pull out my eyelashes, or like pick at them, then my eyelids get all irratated. so chaa.
I use to pick at scabs but not so much anymore.
   
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Re: Anyone else do these things? - June 19th 2010, 12:32 AM

My thumb takes a beating from my teeth, I bite it mainly when I'm bored. I also bite the inside if my mouth, i once got down to a nerve and left a big hole in there, now if I touch it with my tounge it sends spasms through my mouth. Gah. Only when I'm bored.





   
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Re: Anyone else do these things? - June 19th 2010, 03:53 AM

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I LOVE poping zits and blisters...I wish I had more sometime.
I don't LOVE doing this, but its like I have to. Then they turn into scabs since I pick so much.

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I also peel every scab off and lick off the blood. I have to put bandaids on so I can't. I can work on the same scab for months.
I do this as well. Have been doing it for many years. Though, I don't lick the blood if I have a tissue nearby.

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Re: Anyone else do these things? - June 19th 2010, 04:50 AM

If im ever nervous/upsted/unhappy at all, i dont bite my nails, i bite the skin off my fingers :/ gross, ik, but i cant stop. it dosnt hurt, but i cant stand the skin around my nails, so i bite it off. then it grows back thiker and bugs me more. its a never ending cycle. its that or pull out my eyelashes and i like them, so fingers it is. and i chew my thumb.


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Re: Anyone else do these things? - June 19th 2010, 05:32 AM

Skin around my fingers and eyelashes, and I bite my nails when I'm bored, like I don't notice I'm doing it :/


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Re: Anyone else do these things? - June 19th 2010, 07:31 PM

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If im ever nervous/upsted/unhappy at all, i dont bite my nails, i bite the skin off my fingers :/ gross, ik, but i cant stop. it dosnt hurt, but i cant stand the skin around my nails, so i bite it off. then it grows back thiker and bugs me more. its a never ending cycle. its that or pull out my eyelashes and i like them, so fingers it is. and i chew my thumb.

I understand the never ending cycle. haha The skin gets thick, so you rip it off. Or you have a flap you gotta pull off to make it appear more "normal"
   
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Re: Anyone else do these things? - June 19th 2010, 08:43 PM

Haha I guess I should have posted this is the self harm forum. oh well it's still addictive.
   
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Re: Anyone else do these things? - June 20th 2010, 03:10 PM

If I see a scab, I pick it. Sometimes i'm not even realising what I'm doing.
   
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Re: Anyone else do these things? - June 21st 2010, 05:17 PM

when i was little and fell over a lot i use to love picking my scabs, but never have any anymore so dont get the chance, its wierd how people like things like that! :L
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Re: Anyone else do these things? - June 21st 2010, 07:56 PM

Yea I pick my my skin- pop any little zit or blackhead to the point that my skin is red at patchy. And i pick at my nails to the point that my cuticles bleed. I dont do it as a way to hurt myself, its just a nervous habit, and the zit thing is just a problem I have with my apperance
   
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Re: Anyone else do these things? - June 22nd 2010, 09:08 PM

I do more than one of those - so I havent voted.
I'm always peeling skin away from my fingers - I think I do it when I'm nervous.
I pick scabs all the time! Same with ripping of nails - I hate using scissors.


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Re: Anyone else do these things? - June 27th 2010, 09:39 PM

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If im ever nervous/upsted/unhappy at all, i dont bite my nails, i bite the skin off my fingers :/ gross, ik, but i cant stop. it dosnt hurt, but i cant stand the skin around my nails, so i bite it off. then it grows back thiker and bugs me more. its a never ending cycle. its that or pull out my eyelashes and i like them, so fingers it is. and i chew my thumb.

i do this too! i hate it, but i can't stop because the skin bugs me. it gets weird looking if i don't do it.


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Re: Anyone else do these things? - June 27th 2010, 10:49 PM

I always bite my nails so much that they bleed...


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Re: Anyone else do these things? - June 27th 2010, 11:41 PM

I pick at my cuticles, sometimes until they bleed. So I've started wearing hair ties around my wrists to play with instead. For some reason, my fingers always need to be occupied. I'm not sure why.
   
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Re: Anyone else do these things? - June 28th 2010, 07:35 AM

i used to bite my nails but i don't anymore. i have a bad habit of tugging on my eyelashes though, especially when i have mascara on.. it's soo annoying but i don't realise i'm doing it.


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Re: Anyone else do these things? - June 29th 2010, 01:13 AM

I bite my nails like crazy, I don't think they've ever been a decent length


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Re: Anyone else do these things? - June 29th 2010, 01:29 AM

I bite the skin around my nails, my knuckles, and I tug at my eyelashes.





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Re: Anyone else do these things? - June 29th 2010, 02:16 AM

i personally pull out ebrow hairs it gets annoying but thats it
   
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Re: Anyone else do these things? - July 5th 2010, 12:57 PM

I don't know if there's any information about it on this site as I haven't been on in several years. You might find it useful to google trichotillomania and dermotillomania.. at least think that's how you spell it.
   
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Re: Anyone else do these things? - July 5th 2010, 07:20 PM

i pull my eyelashes and peel the skin sometimes when im nervous. the other thing is like a thing called "scratching".

you aren't the only one. i think its normal for teens to have one (or more) of these addictive habits.
i believe it stops when you get a bit older and calm.


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Re: Anyone else do these things? - July 6th 2010, 02:38 PM

I pick at my skin ALL THE TIME and peel it off.
I also pull out my eyelashes, sometimes some of the hair on my eyebrows, too.



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Re: Anyone else do these things? - July 11th 2010, 06:27 PM

I pop all my joints, pick all the skin on my nails, bite my nails, pick scabs, and constantly have to pick at things in my hands. I'm also addictive to blood.
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Re: Anyone else do these things? - July 13th 2010, 04:29 AM

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I peel ths skin off my fingers. {Edited out graphic description} I've done this my whole life! I used to peel my wallpaper off when I was still in my crib, and to this day peel or pick at anything I can. I LOVE it. I don't wanna stop ever. Sometimes its very painful tho. I do this when I'm bored, during school constantly, when I'm stressed, also whenever my hands are free.

I rip my nails off.

I LOVE poping zits and blisters...I wish I had more sometime.

I also pull out my eyelashes.

I also peel every scab off and lick off the blood. I have to put bandaids on so I can't. I can work on the same scab for months.

I pop my joints all the time, in my feet, neck, hands, and back.

I'm just wondering whoelse does this, cause I'm realizing I'm not alone!!

I do all of these except the nail ripping. It's weird because I could never find another person who would pick and peel at their skin...


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Re: Anyone else do these things? - July 15th 2010, 06:02 PM

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Re: Anyone else do these things? - July 17th 2010, 10:08 AM

I bite my nails and peel the skin of my fingers. I think it is just when i'm nervous or stress or something. I also tend to find if i have a bottle of coke or something similar i always no matter what peel the label off. I don't know why..
   
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Re: Anyone else do these things? - July 25th 2010, 08:56 PM

I've noticed if you're the kind of person that picks at skin or likes to mess with things, it's helpful to just keep something you can play with nearby. Sometimes I put hair ties on my wrists that I can pick at and play with, and for people who need to chew on things, gum always works. I've also found that peeling the wood off of posicle sticks is really helpful, though quite messy.
   
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Re: Anyone else do these things? - July 25th 2010, 08:58 PM

I've still to this day never noticed it, but my mothers says that I pull my eyelashes/hair.


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Re: Anyone else do these things? - August 2nd 2010, 05:38 AM

I tend to pick at my nails and peel them. I'm better at not doing that lately as long as I have nail polish on. That way I pick at the nail polish instead. I peel the skin as well.

I also pull at my eye lashes, but mosty just to see if there are any loose ones. I hate when they get in my eyes.

I've peeled at scabs before, but usually when I'm bored in class.

Lastly, I also pop my joints. I pop my toes/fingers, arms, knees (barely), ankles, neck, and back. I hate poping my back in class though cause it sounds so loud..but I can't help it sometimes.


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Re: Anyone else do these things? - August 2nd 2010, 12:34 PM

I bite my nails if that counts but I dont rip them off.

And I pop my joints all the time. I'll be driving and have to pop my ankle so I have to take my foot off the gas to pop it lol.


   
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Re: Anyone else do these things? - August 5th 2010, 01:03 AM

Not really. I haven't cut my fingernails in 10 years because I bite them short, and I pick at scabs all the time, but I don't do the other stuff.



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