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Lightbulb I seen alot on here that i thought only i did! - August 16th 2011, 11:55 PM

I was reading some of the past posts on here, and i've seen stuff i could have swore i only did and some that are common.
I pick at my lips, leg hairs, nails, skin, etc.
Makes me feel better that i'm not the only person who do these things.
Does anyone know a reason for these anyways?
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Re: I seen alot on here that i thought only i did! - August 17th 2011, 05:29 AM

I pick at my nails and lips too. xD

I'm not sure if my reasoning is right, but I noticed I do it more often when I'm nervous or I have nothing else to do, or if I'm bored or having a hard time focusing that day (I noticed I do it a lot during school, too xD). Do you do it during any of those times?


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Re: I seen alot on here that i thought only i did! - August 17th 2011, 08:07 AM

There are different reasons for why people pick up different habits. It could be down to nerves or to help concentrate or it could be something else. It's different for every person.

I used to suck my thumb when I was younger for various reasons, but mostly down to nerves.
   
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Re: I seen alot on here that i thought only i did! - August 17th 2011, 12:04 PM

I do all of those things xD I guess I do it either from nerves or to keep me from self-injury





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Re: I seen alot on here that i thought only i did! - August 29th 2011, 07:10 AM

mannerism is called for that i think
   
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Re: I seen alot on here that i thought only i did! - September 4th 2011, 06:21 AM

Hi; picking can be a form of self-injury, which is certainly addicting. The adrenaline levels are what makes it an addiction, so I'd be careful with how much you do it, so that you don't take it too far. It seems to me that you do it for a sensation, so I'd have to recommend that to try to wean yourself off of it, you squeeze ice or something similar.
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