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It's More than Just Biting Your Nails! Truth Revealed!

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What is your favorite snack whenever you're bored or thinking of a perfect metaphor? Chocolates? Potato chips? Well... Many of us cannot deny biting and even eating their nails, especially when you'd have to think beyond the box.

This might look like a simple hobby but it has deeper psychological meaning. A professor of psychiatry named, Dr. Kieron O'Connor, researched about what lies behind this nasty act. He said: “We believe that individuals with these repetitive behaviors may be perfectionistic, meaning that they are unable to relax and to perform task at a ‘normal’ pace.”

Dr. O'Connor, together with his team, found out in an experiment that people who are fond biting their nails are stressed, bored and worried. They tested 24 people who have anxiety and 24 who did not answer questions about their boredom, anger, sadness and anxiety levels. These people were stimulated to produce such emotions. The examination showed that people who are prone to the mentioned emotions have the tendency to bite their nails more often. They do it to cope up with certain situations wherein they feel those emotions.

The professor added: “They are therefore prone to frustration, impatience, and dissatisfaction when they do not reach their goals. They also experience greater levels of boredom.”

Ask yourself, do you just enjoy biting your nails? Or you are concealing a negative feeling towards something? Share your thoughts in the comment box. :)

Source: HealthyDaily


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