You’re an adult now and your mother isn’t around to clean up after you. You’re late for work because you don’t live at home anymore and there’s no one to shovel the driveway for you. You run out of water mid-shower because you still haven’t paid that water bill. WHY DON’T BILLS JUST PAY THEMSELVES?
Nail biting, or if you want to get fancy, “onychophagia,” is one of the most common symptoms of anxiety and stress. It often happens completely unconsciously. However, this compulsion has some pretty brutal consequence like transmitting bacterial infections, exposure to colds and the flu, and making your nails look like they went through a blender.