serenitynow July 01, 2009Log in or register to post commentsI think it depends on the person. One could not have had a trauma and still pick. I'm still trying to figure out the "origins" of my picking; I think some people are just predisposed to it, especially if they have a pre-existing skin condition. Personally, I had some abuse as a child; minimal, but also didn't feel emotionally supported by my parents. Add to that my highly sensitive nature, and perhaps that all led to picking? One very revealing question to me during online therapy was "How do you unwind?" and I really couldn't think of much.