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Hello everyone, I'm new to this site, and I pick just about everything but my scalp. I've never thought of it as a condition until I came across this place this evening. I'm curious what people think is the cause of their picking habits, because I find that lots of literature pinpoints emotional/mental problems as a stimulus, but I am a pretty happy person with no big problems in my life. Does anyone do this and have no idea why, other than the fact that it's irresistible?
September 24, 2010
Hi! I'm also a very happy and emotionally stable person and I don't know why I pick. Picking itself ruined my self-confidence as a teenager and up to my early-mid-twenties. Now I'm happily married and have a great job, but I still pick. I used to think it was because of my being abused by a friend when I was about 10, but that has been resolved and I have no bad feelings about it, and besides, I later realised that I stated picking long before that when I was just a todler. So I don't know where it's coming from. I have great parents, but they were very strict when I was young. Maybe that had an infulence? I really don't have the answer.