Hey folks, former long-time nailbiter here. Like, REALLY long-time. From the age of 5 to a couple months after I turned 28 earlier this year, I rarely if ever saw the whites at the ends of my nails because I was just constantly gnawing them away.
Now that my overall life anxiety has significantly diminished–and with the help of a fidget spinner, believe it or not–I finally have proper fingernails that I trim and rasp on a weekly basis. I think. The issue is that comparing my nails to other people’s (specifically other guys) the whites at the end start appearing much “sooner.” Here’s a picture:
Given enough time, will my nails lengthen out and grow in more traditionally? Do nail shapes differ between people? Or have I permanently messed up my nail beds from habitual biting?