Picking at skin/hair, popping zits, biting nails

Discussion in 'Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)' started by kroseh89, Sep 11, 2016.

  1. Rosyrain

    Rosyrain New Member

    I am a nail biter and have been since I was a kid. I notice that I do it most often when I am nervous or worried about something. About the only time I do not bite or pick at my nails is when I have just freshly polished them. I can resist when my nails look pretty with a fresh coat of polish...hence I try to keep up on my nail care. I do not paint my nails as often during the winter because of lack of time and motivation to do so. Come spring time, I like to have a fresh new look.
  2. Decentlady

    Decentlady Member

    It could be a lot of things you know but whether it is in excess of what a normal person would do is still relative. For instance, impatient people like me would not let a tiniest pimple survive even half an hour but that's because I feel it's going to cause more problems later. However, I wouldn't say I am obsessed over it because I am aware of my actions and I make a decision consciously to whether let it ripe a bit more or burst it there and then so that it won't leave a scar. I also a less worried about the scars as my skin is dry type and I rarely have any rash/eruptions issues. So I know I am safe when I burst a zit.

    If you are reasoning out as I do then it is not really an OCD.

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