I Have Obsessive-compulsive Tendencies But Not Ocd

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 507 People

    Its Gotten Worse

    Its gotten worse. My tendencies, I mean. Lately I've been feeling so much stress that it's like going through my tendencies helps relieve it. I don't know...it's just kind of weird. But these certain tendencies make me feel a little better.
    MSonnapony MSonnapony
    18-21, F
    Mar 20, 2013

    My Sister Always Says You're So Compulsive!

    When I buy things from the store I tend to keep buying the same things over and over even though I have plenty. Some examples are body wash, deodorant, drink mixes, cleaning supplies and the list goes on and on. Even though I know I don't need it I still feel compelled to buy it...
    longfang2 longfang2
    Jun 20, 2012

    People should really stop saying they have OCD,

    when they may not. Believe me, i've lived with someone who has it and I know what I'm saying exactly. OCD is not always wanting your hair to be perfect or your stuff to always stay in place. People who say they have OCD just for the sake of it may simply be perfectionists. I've...
    Annaxx11 Annaxx11
    18-21, F
    Apr 11

    I have to organize the apps on my phone my type

    and color. I have gotten rid or an app before because the color didn't work with the layout I had. My husband even let's me organize his phone because I'm so obsessive about it. I've never been diagnosed with OCD.
    PoetPrincess85 PoetPrincess85
    31-35, F
    1 Response Nov 15, 2014
    deleted deleted
    Feb 19, 2015

    My Horrible Ocd Compulsions

    Hi there I'm really in need of advice. I've always suffered with OCD and as I'm getting older I cannot stop and things are getting worse. I constantly confess to my wife about anything and everything. I also found out that 7 years ago she kissed someone and met him for a drink...
    Dannyjos Dannyjos
    31-35, M
    Mar 20, 2013

    I am a very successfull,

    mannered and likeable personality with secret compulsions, obsessions and habits that hamper my life.
    iObComp iObComp
    26-30, M
    Jun 28, 2014

    Obsession Phases

    I was diagnosed with an anxiety disorder several years back. Along with that, for me, comes a lot of obsessive compulsive tendencies. Routines and lists are part of what keeps my anxiety lower. Without actively living through those, I get very depressed and hit low points in my...
    Bunnielight Bunnielight
    26-30, F
    Nov 22, 2012

    My Obsessive Compulsive Tendencies.

    I'm only 15 Everything i have has to be organized, not neat, just organized. my room is a mess, but everything is extremely organized by color, numerical order, alphabetical order and even the order of the color something is. I am always sanitizing my hands at school, and washing...
    alyssaelizabeth alyssaelizabeth
    1 Response Aug 19, 2013

    My Advantage

    I know and realize I have tendencies toward OCD, but instead of letting it run my life I make use of it when the situation is right. At work I let loose my OCD tendencies so I can do the best work possible. Since I work in healthcare I think it ensures my patients receive the...
    Freja14 Freja14
    36-40, T
    Jul 28, 2012

    I dont have the condition

    but mentally i may due to my social anxiety. I often get stuck in one thought & every day it reoccurs. I wake up thinking that same thought everyday... I cant help it- it automatically reoccurs. Even if im doing something like occupying myself doing stuff its still there. Then...
    XXLovelyPoisonXX XXLovelyPoisonXX
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 28


    As far as I know, I do not have O.C.D. I've never been to a psychiatrist for it, or anything like that, but I do know that I experience slight O.C.D. at times, and have some very O.C.D. tendencies. Some days it's worse than others; I'll have to have things colorised in a certain...
    takeitorleaveit takeitorleaveit
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 13, 2008

    Okay I have obsessive-compulsive tendencies.

    I'm 16 and everything needs to be organised like colour co-ornated ( i can't spell sorry ) or alphabetical order from A to Z my iPod is like in alphabetical order a new app comes I put it next to the letter that it's supposed to go next too so I know where everything is I do...
    Porangiataahua Porangiataahua
    31-35, F
    Jan 31, 2014

    I hate odd numbers...

    Lol. Everything has to be even.
    Amethyst09 Amethyst09
    18-21, F
    8 Responses Feb 19, 2015

    I think I do can someone help me please I get

    too attached to people who I like n try n help me I can't stop messaging them help xx
    stafford158 stafford158
    16-17, F
    1 Response Feb 19, 2015

    Yeah... I think this group suits me.

    I haven't been diagnosed and I don't think I would fit the criteria, but there are certain things I'm a bit OCD about. For example, tonight I spent hours deleting all the album art off my iTunes library because I couldn't stand that some albums had album art and some didn't...
    galacticsquirrel galacticsquirrel
    70+, F
    Nov 23, 2015

    I Think I Once Had OCD.

    I believe I had OCD when I was around nine. The stress in the house was really overwhelming, and I found that I had obsessive disturbing thoughts of poison, suicide and murder. I was so terrified that I would kill myself or others. Every time I had a bad thought that terrified me...
    UnknownMysteryOne UnknownMysteryOne
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 2, 2013

    I am so obsessive about folding my laundry,

    it takes me forever because it HAS to be perfect haha. God forbid anyone comes within 3 feet of me, they might ruin it lol.
    sunnydays95 sunnydays95
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 19, 2015

    My compulsion is skin picking usually connected

    to OCD but not in mine. People yell at me to stop friends pry my hands apart, the spa ladies giving me a pedicure scowl at my horrible heels. And still I can't stop and nobody gets it.
    naturalnobody naturalnobody
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 28, 2014

    Repeat Stuff

    It used to be worse but it is not as bad now.  I am on Prozac for depression and I think it must have helped this too.  Anyways, I would have to touch something with both hands because I couldn't stand one hand feeling different from the other.  I am not a neat...
    Valentine Valentine
    26-30, F
    9 Responses Feb 11, 2008

    Mostly With Papers

    If i go into the bank or anywhere that has fliers or stacks of papers and they are askew i take the time to straighten them all. I do it almost automatically when i see them and i do it enough times that my family and friends make little joking comments about having neat stacks...
    vivaciousspirit vivaciousspirit
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 11, 2013

    Whenever I'm in the car,

    I have to press my teeth shut or push my tongue to the side where the roads leading off the road we're on are going. I press it down as we pass by the break to the other roads and let go when we reach the end. I only don't do this if I'm on my phone or daydreaming.
    0emma0 0emma0
    13-15, F
    Jun 23, 2015

    I am always thinking,

    there is always something I have to do, or haven't done, or that I need to do again for the fifth damn time because the first four weren't right, then I have to do it again because I can't do it just FIVE times! I keep it under wraps when I am with people, I was always told how...
    squ1shyCat squ1shyCat
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 5, 2015

    Gummybears that are sorted,

    based by their colours.
    deleted deleted
    Feb 19, 2015

    I have to count stairs.

    I will stop mid conversation until I'm done walking up/down stairs and I've counted them
    icannotlieanymore icannotlieanymore
    18-21, F
    Feb 19, 2015

    I Have to Check Things

    I'm not too concerned with things being a certain way, or anything like that.  I have intrusive thoughts, I repeat certain words or phrases over and over in my head, I often count syllables and get irritated if it's not an even number of syllables.  I check things...
    eromreven eromreven
    7 Responses Nov 29, 2007

    Everything In Multiples of 3

    I like things to be in 3's or multiples of 3. I have to have 3 candles on the shelf, buy 3 bottles of that drink, 6 oranges, etc., but all the time.  It's worse when I'm stressed. When I'm upset and someone is talking to me, I spell out each word they're saying to me in...
    lonelylover lonelylover
    1 Response Sep 5, 2008

    I'm Kinda Ocd.

    I don't have such a severe case that I wash my hands a12 times in a row or check the door 8 times to make sure it's locked, but I definitely have some quirks that I can't let go of. I want things all lined up the same way.  Money in my wallet, frozen foods in the freezer...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response May 5, 2008

    Circular Thoughts And How I Try To Stop Them.

    I have always been a bit of a worrier and what my mom called a pack rat. I used to get so worked up over things that i couldn't sleep. i thought i had insomnia. I worried until i had an ulcer...in elementary school. 5th grade i became almost a hypochondriac, imagining I had...
    Sonichka Sonichka
    1 Response Mar 5, 2013

    I hate it when I see crumbs on anything.

    and I dont like it when my clothes dont match
    evgebub evgebub
    22-25, F
    Feb 19, 2015


    My husband is always joking that I have OCD.  I don't think that I have the real thing, but I am very particular about things and it does kind of define certain aspects of my life, so I felt it best that I join this group instead of the other ones.  I like things to...
    Twinsmom4 Twinsmom4
    26-30, F
    Jan 22, 2008

    I Might Have Mild Ocd But Haven't Been Diagnosed.

    I haven't been diagnosed with OCD, so... I think this group fits me better than saying... I have OCD, or is it... I am OCD. I'm sure that someone here can tell me which is right. One of my first signs of OCD was when I was about 7 or 8, I used to have to turn back the same way I...
    Growing Growing
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Feb 19, 2009

    AMD and OCD Tendencies

    As a child, I didn't notice any unusual OCD tendencies, but as I get older, I have noticed that I subconciously count things or rearrange things. I always walk in a certain pattern (2 steps in each square of cement on a sidewalk, step on the corner of each tile on a floor, etc...
    dancergirl627 dancergirl627
    16-17, F
    Apr 25, 2008

    I have a pretty obsessive personality,

    I won’t deny it.Some months ago, I became obsessed with Da Vinci’s drawings and handwriting (who hasn’t?).I had read somewhere that if for example you want to be an extrovert (in case you aren’t), then you should start imitating one or acting like an extrovert. Or if you...
    fastlikeflow fastlikeflow
    36-40, M
    Jan 4, 2014

    I'm going to be honest here

    and say that I'm not entirely sure if what I'm about to post fits most appropriately under this title. so if you are reading this and think it would fit better under another category, please let me know. Okay so, I have recognized that I always 'pick' through things to find...
    foremmma foremmma
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jun 22, 2015


    J ust readin other story's... Makes me feel like I'm NOT CRAZY and other people in this world are going through the same thing I am... Not that its always a good thing...but to know you can relate to others is always nice... I have good days and bad days... I'm always counting...
    MsJuicyBoo MsJuicyBoo
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Feb 23, 2009

    Some Things

    I have some compulsive habits but not quite OCD, at least not diagnosed by a doctor. In school, for example, my pencil case had to be in the top left corner of the desk, my water bottle had to be on the top left corner of the desk, with the top of the desk in case it leaked...
    POO04 POO04
    18-21, F
    Jan 28, 2013

    Don't Really Get Why...

    I tend to walk weird. Not like my feet walk like they're drunk but, i tend to not step on the lines. It just makes me queasy when i do. And if one foot has stepped on a line, so the other foot must do the same. If the left foot stepped next to a trash can, now the right foot has...
    haram666 haram666
    13-15, T
    Aug 25, 2012

    When something isn't placed in the middle /

    When there is no perfect middle. Ugh.
    deleted deleted
    Feb 19, 2015

    I used to have severe ocd

    when i was younger but now i just organise everything *^-^*
    mialotta mialotta
    18-21, F
    Nov 15, 2014
    deleted deleted
    May 31, 2015

    I have ocd tendencies,

    but alot of price around me say I'm pretty much full blown there.
    jenneruz jenneruz
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jan 12, 2015

    It may seems normal to me,

    but sometimes I think if someone with a background in psychology were to observe me for a week at least, they'd probably say there was something wrong. i.e: I clean my nails constantly, I wipe off the toilet seat every time before I use it (and it's just me living my myself...
    Lov3intheasylum Lov3intheasylum
    31-35, F
    1 Response Sep 1, 2014

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