It could be an intense football game, with both teams tied as the clock winds down. Television cameras pan over the audience, showing members of the crowd looking anxious. “It’s a real nail-biter,” the commentator says, as the teams set up for their next play.
It might also be a scary movie or a thriller, with each scene bringing an unexpected surprise. Or it could even be the fear of the unknown and confusion in your own personal life. We call those events “nail-biters,” too – but are stressful conditions really the cause of you chewing your own talons?
And such questions have made the nail-biting debate a long-raging one. Arguably one of the most talked-about points, though, is whether or not nail biting is a healthy habit. Another common query, meanwhile, is how those who constantly chew their nails can stop doing so.