When I was really little they were short, because I bit them. I stopped biting after wearing nail polish, but I had to keep them trim for piano and gymnastics. After I saw one of my friends with longer nails, I decided I wanted long ones too. I don't cut my nails any more unless they split on their own, and I need to fix them up. I've learned to type with long nails; its kind of weird. I have scar though from a soccer team-mate's fingernail on my wrist.