Since I was young, I've always had terrible habits. Example, nail biting. Another that I've had since I was young is picking off and eating dead skin, usually off the feet. Occasionally though, its the skin around the top of my nails. They are so short at this point, I can just pull and skin will come loose. I usually don't go to the point of creating wounds, or blood of any kind (although it does happen). I absolutely hate this habit. I can't find out what it is, and I cant find anyone else with a story quite as similar. Everyone else creates open wounds and blood, but I don't. The only thing that makes me stop is when another person is on their way toward me, or if I'm with others. I can tell myself, "Bud stop this ain't good" but nothing I say to myself ever works. Does anyone know what this is? I really just want to know, so I can see if its treatable. Please tell me if you have any idea. I had myself almost in tears, just asking What is wrong with me? Please, I'm desperate.