1WHAT DOES NAIL BITING REFER TO?
Many people are involved in compulsive habits, such as skin picking, hair pulling and nail biting. They would have heard people telling them that they are experiencing some sort of anxiety and stress that compels them to perform such activities. Sometimes such people do not realize it and just consider this habit to be due to nervousness and that it happens randomly. They do not consider it something unusual and so live with this particular quality. A study has shown that it is not as ordinary as most of us assume it to be and stated that anxiety and stress are thoroughly related with compulsive habits. It is further stated that the primary cause of such impulses could be the perfectionistic personality of the person.