Saturday, May 9, 2009

Perfectionist Or OCD?

For a long time, I thought I was a perfectionist. Everything I did I always made sure that my work was perfect and complete to the point that I have to check it again and again. For instance: when I was still in the Philippines, every time I leave the house, it took me a while to double check everything that needed to be done such as; unplugging the electricity, closing the window and locking the door. There are times that I need to go back to the room to check it again although back on my head I know I did it. and also, every time I am working on something, I don't tolerate any slightest mess. A lot of my friends used to say that I am perfectionist... but is it so?
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A lot of times I thought that possibly this could be Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). It is an anxiety disorder characterized by involuntary intrusive thoughts and compulsive behaviors. The image provided is an illustration of a person with OCD. It is an act of being paranoid that even the slightest dirt on the hand of the person with OCD will make him/her uneasy and took too much time taking the dirt off, although it has long been gone that it made his/her hand red from scrubbing too much.
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Well, I am glad that I am not bad but do you think I could be?

4 comments:

Callista said...

I'm no doctor but it does sound like a mild form of OCD to me. It doesn't have to be really bad to be OCD.

Check out these links:
http://www.hope4ocd.com/checklist.php
http://www.adaa.org/GettingHelp/SelfHelpTests/selftest_OCD.asp

Callista said...

That second one isn't showing up right.

Try this link

Denise said...

Such a sad disorder.

Ben said...

I read the post last year and I read today.Also I find someone has the same problem with you.take a look at
http://www.support4change.com/change/goals/perfection/lesson-5.html