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Old 07-02-08, 12:12 PM   #31
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all my cd's are alphabetical too... but if you think about it.. it just makes sense really.. means we can find them quicker and easier ;)



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Old 07-05-08, 04:17 AM   #32
 
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Conversation.

To me, conversation is like a game. And I have to get it right. I feel uncomfortable if I make a bad joke or a far too telling statement. I take wittiness to an extreme.

Something about that makes me a good public speaker, but it makes conversations uncomfortable and distasteful.
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Old 08-14-08, 11:43 AM   #33
 
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My worst symptom of OCD is that I just HAVE to hear anything a person says when I'm in a conversation with such a person, I can't stand it when someone says something vaguely and I cannot hear it. It's really bothering me for days when someone says something I didn't hear or understand and my interpretation of what I seem to have heard is constanly dwelling in my mind. Does this make any sense? Anyone can relate, it's BAD, aarggh?
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Undiagnosed, just quirky (like Frustrated) ;)

I obsess over patterns. I have to have repeated patterns in anything printed in my home (curtains, carpet, etc.) or I just keep trying to find one in a random design. I spent 2 weeks on the floor in an old apartment before I found the pattern in the carpet. I once had to toss a pair of curtains. I kept trying more and more complex patterns, trying to make the design fit, but it didn't, and I couldn't sleep because I'd be staring at them, so out they went.

I step between lines on pavement, or tile, if it's big enough, and the steps have to be 1 or an even number per tile. When the tile are too small, like at work, I imagine the lines of things extending across the room (like lines across the floor coming from the corners of displays, cabinets, etc.) and those become the lines I can't touch, and have to be even between. When I was younger, I did that line thing at intersections, poles, mailboxes, etc. while riding in the car, and I would tense up my muscles evenly between them. Now, not so much, but I still occasionally find myself doing it on long car trips.

I count seconds, items touched, or customers at work. I count food, especially peanuts (my fave snack). I visit certain pages online in order whenever I get on. I get on spelling kicks, where I spell a word over and over in my head, or part of a word. Sometimes I sign a phrase over and over. (I'm conversational in sign language.)

I always use the third stall from the door in public restrooms. (Hey, you asked!)

I sometimes do my bad behaviors over and over, like I can't stop. But I think that's something else...
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I was diagnosed with OCD. I dont like knowing what it is though. I mean, I am highly capable of murder now. That scares the shit out of me. Im finally starting to realize that the accident was just an accident and not my fault at all...well part of it cuz i was the driver, but yeah it was an accident..

But knowing that I am very capable of taking anothers life scares the shit out of me.
No, it doesn't mean you are capable of murder. People with OCD can and do have extremely distressing thoughts of committing terrible acts, but that doesn't mean they actually have the capability of it. They are obsessing over WHETHER they MIGHT do something. The stress this causes is an indication that morally the person is highly against such acts.
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I made a list of my OCD habits, but I can't post it until I check it ten times for completeness and accuracy. :BIGwinky:
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Old 08-26-08, 12:06 AM   #37
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lol, Juno. Well, we will expect it by mid October...
I can't say anything, lol.. The 5 minute time limit drives me crazy sometimes... :)
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Compulsive scab picking (usually on my back where it doesn't show). I do it without thinking about it, my hand goes to my back. I'd really like to stop, but its very hard, I seem to do it when I am anxious. I wish I knew how to stop it.
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I dont know if this is ocd..or what it is if anything. I'm wierd about my body. being touched anywhere above and including my shoulders makes me want to vomit. It really freaks me out. I have to be very comfortable with a woman to let her kiss my neck or ears, or lips for that matter. aside from that..any time in general that someone touches me above the shoulders my first 2 responses, which happen imediately and simultaneously are to want to puke, and to strike them..luckily I am quick and can pull back a punch. People I know understand to not touch me there.

I also have to have symmetry. if something happens to my left arm it has to happen to the same spot on my right arm, and that goes for anywhere...its wierd.

thirdly, my food. I cannot stand for my food to touch...well, it can touch..barely, but it cannot overlap, or spill onto each other..i mean this in regards to the different item on my plate, and i eat one thing at a time, eat my corn...eat my potatoes, eat my steak..i do not mix whatsoever...

those are my 3 wierd habits. I dont think of them as any type of disorder, but as quirks, im not sure what ocd entails, but family and fiends have always said that i was ocd because of that...fact or fiction?
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I have never been diagnosed with OCD but at night when I lock the doors I check they are locked walk away...walk back again to check if i locked them and repeat that about 5-8 times...vey frustrating especially when I want to go to sleep!
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