Dear Ilites, I have been biting my nails for so long (i think it started when I was in elementary school). This happens when I get stressed, or thinking intensively about something. On weekends, no nail biting, but in office I bite a lot. But it won't get to the point where my fingers hurt or bleed. But my nails are not pretty. I would be happy if they look decent. I would like to stop them (very much). but so far no success. I tried motivational stuff, the bitter nail stuff, keeping notes on my desk, have an elastic on my wrist and snap it, etc. Nothing works! I have stopped nail biting for some period of time ( since last may - mid september), now all those nails are bitten off. It is irritating to have jagged edges for my nails, but I keep doing it. please help!! If any one has any experience on this topic please share and please tell me how to get rid of this habit!!