I know, it is a disgusting habit, but can we stop it? It isn’t like we people don’t have a nail-cutter at home, but if we use it, we won’t get the satisfaction we get when we bite our nails, am I right? Although, it is really irritating when some bits get stuck in our throat and even water doesn’t seem to clear that out. We all, who have this annoying habit, have something in common in our personality trait according to the doctors. Here is what they say.

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Nail biters’s personality:

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“We believe that individuals with these repetitive behaviors may be perfectionistic, meaning that they are unable to relax and to perform task at a ‘normal’ pace,” professor of psychiatry Dr Kieron O’Connor says. Should we be proud about it?

Bored & Anxious, maybe?

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Dr. O’Connor and his team after doing some research deduced that stressed, bored and anxious people tend to bite their nails more often. “They are therefore prone to frustration, impatience, and dissatisfaction when they do not reach their goals. They also experience greater levels of boredom,” he continues. Okay, that’s disappointing.

48 people were tested.

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Out of these 48, 24 people who are prone to anxiety and 24 who were not answering questions regarding their habits were then put in situations to provoke the emotions of boredom, anger, guilt and sadness.

Here are the results

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It was revealed that the people who were prone to instant anxiety or stress ended up biting their nails in order to cope with the situation. Thus, proved that my friends, we all suffer from anxiety because of this cruel world…or life?