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Bite their nails, touching his hair or pinching skin are gestures that tell a lot about our personality.
In of the "Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry" number in March, researchers explained how people accustomed to nibbling their nails or to continually twist hair "are most likely perfectionist and that means that they can neither relax nor to perform daily activities in a step from the normal."
Kieron O'Connor, director of research, said: "it is easy to individuals frustration, impatience, and dissatisfaction they reach their goals. Often also experience high levels of boredom. "
the study involved a sample of 48 people, half of whom had these" bad "habits. The volunteers who did not have these behaviors, however, have assumed the role of controllers.
All have been exposed to situations that can bring anxiety, stress, boredom or relaxation: the people who generally frustrations obsessive gestures that relate to the body stated not to feel no urgency to implement them when they felt relaxed.
O'Connor said the American Huffington Post: "the positive effect of these habits are the stimulus and a way (wrong) to regulate their emotions. what triggers this habit is mostly frustration, but also impatience and these gestures act as a substitute for a more constructive action. "
According to O'Connor, there are two methods to stop: the first is a behavioral therapy that eliminates a bit 'at a time this self-destructive behavior to other constructional and the second is an approach that investigates the cause of these behaviors.