I Think I Might Have OcdHonestly, I'm not sure if I am obsessive-compulsive because I feel as though they're minor things I do, also because I've never been officially diagnosed with it.
Well, for starters, when in my house and walking in the hallway towards my room, I always have to touch a certain part of the wall with my right hand. Inside my room are tell tale signs of the ocd. Everything has to be in the right place, categorized in the correct way. I have to have my clothes in my closet organized by color. Socks have to be in its own drawer. Colored pencils have to be grouped together, and crayons grouped together, then pencils, pens, markers, scissors, etc. I would freak if i knew one pen or something was missing. I'd have to search for it until I found it, it wouldn't matter how long it took.
I've also noticed I am obsessive with how I eat. Whenever I eat a sandwich with a side plate of potato chips I always have to eat the smallest pieces first then medium, then big. I'm also like this with sliced fruit. Potato chip bags or boxes of snacks and I guess boxes in general, have to be opened right side up. As a kid I remember feeling uneasy when they were opened wrong. I remember my mom always did that and it bothered me like hell. I also eat ice cream drumsticks in a very specific way.
I can't even remember exactly when I first did these things. I just noticed recently because I guess I've been doing them more and more and other people in my family pointed them out to me. At first I thought I was just being organized, but my family says I probably have OCD because I get anxious when these things aren't being done my specific way. I don't know what to believe.
xoxodoll 26-30, F 3 Responses 1 Jan 19, 2013