You Are What You Eat. You Feel How You Think. Join the Organic Revolution @

Nail Biting Is A Sign Of THIS Personality Trait!

New research notes that nail biting may be more than just a bad habit – it may be a sign of much, much more.

Instead of just a bad habit, the new study, published in the Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, says nail biting is a sign of perfectionism.

“We believe that individuals with these repetitive behaviors may be perfectionistic, meaning that they are unable to relax and to perform tasks at a normal pace,” said study author Dr. Kieron O’Connor. “They are therefore prone to frustration, impatience and dissatisfaction when they do not reach their goals.”

In other words, it’s not anxiety that nail-biters are trying to quell; it’s frustration.

The research is based on a study of 48 nail-biters; after studying the results, the researchers concluded that nail-biting helps perfectionists deal with their frustration, as it helps them relieve their pent-up and unused energy.

Nail-biting can have long-term consequences, including weakened teeth, infections, and even deformed fingernails.

Check out this video for a few tips to stop biting your nails!

If you enjoyed this article or learned something new, please don’t forget to share it with others so they have a chance to enjoy this free information. This article is open source and free to reblog or use if you give a direct link back to the original article URL. Thanks for taking the time to support an open source initiative. We believe all information should be free and available to everyone. Have a good day and we hope to see you soon!
Nail Biting Is A Sign Of THIS Personality Trait! Nail Biting Is A Sign Of THIS Personality Trait! Reviewed by matt on 16:50:00 Rating: 5