Why Do People Chew Their Fingernails And Pens?

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  1. ngureco profile image82
    ngurecoposted 8 years ago

    Why Do People Chew Their Fingernails And Pens?

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    twhite94posted 8 years ago

    The reason vary, but I think these are the main reasons:

    Nervous habit (people get stressed and tend to find releases, and this is a gross release)

    Zoning out (some people zone out and are not aware of exactly what they are doing)

    Mouth fetish (always need to be doing something with their mouth (smokers have this)

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    reeltaulkposted 8 years ago

    because they claim to have an oral fixed

  4. I_Write profile image60
    I_Writeposted 8 years ago

    I believe that two of many reasons may be anxiety and boredom.

    Anxiety - chewing nails gives a calming effect because it something one can control in an uncontrolable situation.

    Boredom - Usually coupled with other bad habits.

  5. edguider profile image61
    edguiderposted 8 years ago

    I like Twhite answers. I chew on my finger nails all the time and it is a stress related habit smile

  6. Alfursan profile image57
    Alfursanposted 7 years ago

    Nervousness and stress comes to mind first but I feel there is more to it than we can chew on in one bite. Perhaps the body craves for a particular 'material'. In many cultures pregnant women have strange cravings. People suffering from diabetes have a craving for sweets. I had read about a south American child who would chew off anything - pencils, chairs, desks etc.
    Later it was found that he had a medical problem.

    A child in our family has a special liking for plastics - yes even the TV Remote device has been chewed off!

  7. FitnessTom profile image60
    FitnessTomposted 7 years ago

    Very simple. This is a sign of stress. People not under stress would not resort to biting, unless they have already developed a habit.

  8. sellmyhousedenver profile image60
    sellmyhousedenverposted 14 months ago

    My friend's a psychologist and said we all have ticks. Sometimes it's saying things randomly and some express through physical behavior out of nerves. It could be as simple as thinking too much.


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