So when I first started playing, my index finger was perfectly fine and plucking and getting out of the way, after I cut my long fingernails. Now my fingernail has grown a bit, but is still less than one tenth of an inch long. putting an object perpendicular to my fingertip, both nail and fingertip touch, so my fingernails are barely anything. Yet Im still having trouble. my middle finger has essentially the same growth, but it's quite ridiculous. I keep scraping my index nail across the string while my middle finger can pluck away like a champ. I'd also state that my right hand is my off-hand in normal usage, so my left hand index is definitely meatier, but I still manage to scrape the string with either hand plucking from the correct "attack angle". I've also considered that perhaps my fingers have a bad angle to them at the fingertips, that they don't fill out all the way til the end but angle up and sharply decrease in size until the tip. the answer for now is to cut the fingernail, but keeping it that short all the time would actually necessitate a large change in habits just to play. It doesn't seem logical that I can pick with my middle finger without hitting the string at all with the nail of the same length. are there ways to increase the meatiness in the tip of my index, and ways to practice picking so the nail doesnt hit? It's barely a centimeter long.