Researchers Say People Who Bite Their Nails All Share This Surprising Character Trait

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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.

Image: Twitter/Donna Bowater‏
Image: Twitter/Donna Bowater‏

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?

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Image: Maxwell GS

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.

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