A girl touching her hair

Why do We Have Fingernails?

Why do we have fingernails and what is a nail really? Most of us don’t really think about what our nails are made of and what their purpose is, we just take them for granted. But if…

A nail biting toddler

Nail Biting Toddlers: Why do They Do It?

Nail biting is part of the so-called “nervous habits” which also include hair twisting, nose picking, teeth grinding and thumb-sucking. When we think about nail biters we mostly think about older kids and adults. But toddlers can…

Woman biting her nails

What Can Nail Biting Say About a Personality?

Nail biting is more than just an aesthetic problem. When people repeatedly bite their nails it can very often be related to that person’s emotions and personality. Some people only bite their nails in certain situations, while…

Hi, I am Jesper

For 35 years I was a nail biter!

Ever since I can remember, I have been biting my nails. I never thought about why or how I got started, but when I, at last, decided to stop, it turned out to be much harder than I expected.

I have created this site as a go-to resource for nail biters. I don’t claim to be an expert or have the answers to all your questions, but after 35 years of nail biting, I want to share what I know about this habit.