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29 Mar: University Releases Study That Explains Personality Trait of People Who Bite Their Nails

It is often thought that when an individual bites or picks at their nails that it is a sign of anxiety or nervousness. Even if the individual does not actually have a confirmed diagnosis of anxiety, we assume they are stressed about something if we see them chewing on their nails. The key word here is ‘assume’ since assumptions are almost always incorrect. Recent science has revealed that nail biting is more than just a nervous habit. One study discovered a surprising personality trait shared by nail biters. Read on to find out what it is! Serious Health Risks from Nail Biting Some experts say that biting your nails can have serious consequesnces to your health. If bites remain untreated, germs and bacteria…