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Now, they have largely cemented into calluses that have grown over the creases of the knuckle.
I don’t go around bleeding through Band-Aids any more, but I still stuff my hands into my pockets when a stranger on the train throws a curious glance in their direction, still delete pictures where I’ve given a thumbs up the wrong way around, still feel apologetic and tearful when my boyfriend has to gently remove my hand from my mouth during moments of high anxiety.
I’m ashamed of what feels like uniquely, viscerally ugly behavior, the mess of skin and bone and chewing, all so animal. Since I became aware of this thing that I do, I’ve noticed more and more acquaintances of mine, mostly women, who do some version of it.
They are often high achieving, attractive, successful women, women whose general appearances don’t cohere with this habit.
Dermatophagia is the formal name for it, and it falls under the umbrella of the broadly termed “body-focused repetitive behaviors,” which also includes trichotillomania, pulling out one’s hair, and trichophagia, eating one’s hair.
It is estimated that up to 5 percent of the population engage in some behavior of this kind, and that it stems from attempts to self-soothe.
Out of the depths came his last wail precious, and he was gone.” ― “Why is it that one can look at a lion or a planet or an owl or at someone's finger as long as one pleases, but looking into the eyes of another person is, if prolonged past a second, a perilous affair?
Body-focused repetitive behaviors are not thought to relate to self harm like cutting, but I can personally trace their appearance in my life to the erosion of my more overt forms of self injury.
A Quinn is like a queen, but draggier, and cheaper to buy and use for personal gain, unless you’re suspicious that you’re poor and illiterate like Jarod Kintz, in which case Quinns could be the spirits of your dead relatives, come to haunt you until you gather a massive fortune through selling books on the internet, to send some back in time through a portal you bought from the NSA, so they would have lived better lives without having to move a finger for their fortune.