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I Have Obsessive-compulsive Tendencies But Not Ocd

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    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

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    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

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    Counting to 12

    I really only do this when I am stressed or upset. I count everything in 12s. I'l be walking down the street and count 12 lamposts, then start again at 1, Il count 12 cars or 12 wheels or 12 steps. I also have to wash my hands a lot, but again only when I am stressed, gives me...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Aug 10, 2008

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    Is It Genetics Or Environment?

       I live in an entire household of people with anxiety D/O and OCD. I live with two hoarders which eventually caused me to become claustrophobic (There are some rooms in my house I can't stay in). I used to have very bizarre and sometimes...
    Azoru Azoru 26-30 Mar 24, 2009

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    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 36-40 1 Response Mar 5, 2013

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    I'm Not Sure..

    Here are some of my tendencies: I almost always have to have a hand sanitizer to clean my hands in case i touch the door of the bathroom on my way out, even though i've just cleaned my hands. I also keep it on me at all times in case I touch something "dirty". I can not sit on...
    transienthope transienthope 22-25, F Aug 29, 2011

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    Maybe More Than Tendencies...

    My sister told me I have a slight case of OCD. Nothing life altering, but maybe they are just tendencies. First of all, I eat things in even numbers. Also, if I have a bag of candy - M&M's for instance - I will separate them by color first. Then, I will count each color and...
    MagicalStarryNights MagicalStarryNights 26-30, F Nov 6, 2011

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    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

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    I Tendy To Get A Little B****y

    I don't know if it's OCD or just me being anal. I have to have things a certain way...always! You could walk in my house and move something and if I came in I would know it and it would definitely go back. I made the mistake of buying a sofa once that had the pillows lined up...
    newbride2012 newbride2012 41-45, F Jun 26, 2012

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    Me And Haiti

    It's a deep relationship. I mean, I can't stop trying to save this nation. I do my best. OIL
    PureGoodSoul PureGoodSoul 26-30, M Nov 16, 2012

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    Not Really Sure

    When I was younger I used to count absolutely everything. First individual items, then their corners, sides, and angles. Steps, stores, fruit, basically everything and anything in front of me. And always in multiples of eight. Even while watching TV, I'd count the letters in a...
    vinividivici21 vinividivici21 22-25, F Feb 11, 2008

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    It's Comforting

    I like to count when i'm anxious or upset because it helps me to feel better. I used to have a ritual that I did before going to work which involved counting, doing things at specific times, and unfortunately self harming. Repition, i'm sure, is a comfort to anyone.
    vivalagloria vivalagloria 22-25, F Aug 26, 2008

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    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 16-17, F Mar 20, 2013

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    Just To Check

    For some reason, I don't know whenever I'm about to eat something with a fork or spoon I always have to make sure it's clean even though it's already been washed. When I do this I will take a paper towel and wipe the fork and spoon over , my mom gets mad at me because she thinks...
    meekgurl meekgurl 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 11, 2012

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    Ocd?

    I have had my suspicions for quite sometime now. I suffer from habit forming facial ticks (eyes blinking, nose twitching, neck tensing) at times, but when the obsession is out of mind I am fine. I have found myself slipping deeper and deeper into depression coupled with bursts...
    sociallylost13 sociallylost13 26-30 Aug 4, 2011

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    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 26-30 7 Responses Nov 29, 2007

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    Unsure.

    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 19-21, F 1 Response Mar 13, 2008

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    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...
    unknowninvisible unknowninvisible 13-15, F Aug 25, 2012

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    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 31-35 Jul 28, 2012

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    I Had Ocd When I Was Younger...

    But with age I grew out of it. I do, however still live with slight OCD tendencies today. I don't do anything as extreme as the things I did when I was suffering from OCD, but I do things like decide to completely rearrange and spring clean my room at 4am...
    jasminjane jasminjane 18-21, F Mar 18, 2009

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    Misssing Nothing

      I don’t think that my obsessive tendencies affect my life in a negative way. Most of the time I feel like they help me little but they are kind of unpleasant. I’m not usually about the whole cleaning thing except when it comes to something that sticks in my...
    misssing misssing 16-17, F Sep 7, 2009

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    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 56-60 Jun 20, 2012

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    I Like to Think of It As Being Particular...

    my mom has ocd- she's a hoarder and we always lived in a MESSY house. i think my cleaning and organising was a way for me to be different or better than her. i really like things lined up and straight. my friends and co workers think it's funny to put pictures slightly askew or...
    deadlycupcake deadlycupcake 31-35, F 4 Responses Mar 18, 2009

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    Goodnight Vincent

    Every night before I go to sleep, I play "Vincent" by Don McLean Possibly the most beautiful but saddest ballad ever written.
    DrSoapbox DrSoapbox 51-55, M Aug 22, 2013

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    I...should...stop...reading.

    ..the...god...damn...news!!!!!
    CapitalH CapitalH 22-25, M Feb 14

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    I Need Help

    I dont know what to call it,but i no that when i set my mind to somthin i have to have it, no matter what. When i dont get it im depressed..I love money i have to shop and i like a lot of things nice things..
    kamayabrian kamayabrian 22-25 May 24, 2011

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    Joke

    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

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    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...
    Emalve Emalve 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 2, 2013

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    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

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    Skin Picking

    When I reached 13 I was going through a parent separation and dealing with bullies on a daily basis and as a result I started picking at my cuticles. I let it go on for 11 years and only when I took behavior psychology did I realize I had Body-Focused Repetitive Behavior, an off...
    Clara999 Clara999 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 8, 2012

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    It Makes Me Feel Better

    I love to clean, I clean the entire house every Saturday. I line up things in the order I use them (such as bathroom products, lol). My kitchen cabinets are catagorized by food types. My CD collection is in alphabetical order in the shelves. I've offered to clean my friend's...
    LC87 LC87 22-25, F Jun 1, 2010

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    WOWY...

    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

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    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

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    Obessive? Compulsive? Neither?

    Feeling kinda weird for awhile. Of course it always seems like when I suppress something else, another thing pops up in its place. The more I push the depression I have back, the more I start having feelings of dread, thoughts of dying and not only thoughts of dying when it comes...
    MissusBrightside MissusBrightside 31-35 Dec 1, 2012

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    OMG...!!! + Some Other Stuff...

    Just 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...
    MysticBeauty MysticBeauty 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 6, 2008

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    Make It Stop!

    Today I went to Culver's with a friend. And we were sitting there talking and stuff. When I was in third grade I was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome and Obsessive-Compulsive Tendencies. Supposedly. I didn't find out about the OC Tendencies until March. I've known about...
    MSonnapony MSonnapony 16-17, F Jun 15, 2012

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    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

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    Is There Anyone Who Actually Had Ocd In The Past?

    I used to have it in the past (mainly the kind with mental compulsions), and thank goodness I don't suffer from it anymore. I've taken meds for 2 years, and now I'm definitely feeling better! I still have some "OCD moments" sometimes, but I consider those just tendencies, because...
    fashionista25 fashionista25 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 17, 2011

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    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 13-15 1 Response Aug 19, 2013

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    Hmm

    its getting a bit worse. at work i cant have any water or crumbs on my work station or i feel dirty. before bed i have to check every hiding place before i sleep (mainly because i get scared). i find myself lining things up on my desk, straightening my curtains,
    ForeverAutumn ForeverAutumn 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 3, 2008

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    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 26-30 1 Response May 5, 2008

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    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 31-35 1 Response Sep 5, 2008

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    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

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    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 26-30, F Jan 31

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    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 22-25, F Nov 22, 2012

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