What is your worst habit?

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 12 August, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 12 August, 2007, 12:00am

Ariel Kwok, 14

I can't stop chewing things. I used to chew my pens until their tips were mutated with teeth marks. However, once a schoolmate bit through his pen in class and the ink filled his mouth. That made me give up the habit. But I still bite my nails, often until they bleed. I can't help it, I just absent-mindedly start to bite and chew almost anything within my reach.

Joseph Yuen, 16

I would have to say procrastination. I hate the fact that I leave everything to the last minute, but I still do it. Bad habits are hard to change. I can remember one occasion when I'd left a project to the last minute. I dug myself into a lot of trouble, and it was really hard to get out of it. I told myself that I had to stop procrastinating and so I did. In the end, I was able to hand in all my missing assignments and raise my grade.

Victor Mak, 14

Definitely leaving things to the last minute. One good example is this question - with less than 12 hours before it was due, I looked at it for the first time. Luckily I've always managed to pull all-nighters to get a job done, but I do hope that I might grow out of this habit. Staying up until 2am just isn't healthy...

Prateek Agarwal, 15

I always praise myself, and talk about the amazing work I do and my incredible looks, even though I'm not being serious. People often laugh and ignore me, but I manage to bring it up again and often force them to admit the fact that I have looks that could kill - just maybe not in the way they think I mean.