Would this be considered Obsessive Compulsive Disorder?

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  1. soliunasm
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    Probably.
     
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    I have a little bit of OCD, but you...

    ...wow...

    ...you need serious help, bro.
     
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    Can you go on with your day if you missed one of the things you listed?
    Are the things you missed constantly on your mind and you can't focus on anything else until it's done?

    It sounds like you have OCD but did you just started doing this out of nowhere? or did something happen to you and this was a way for you to cope with what happened?
     
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    I can go on with my day with the exception of the computer surfing thing. Part of my day must be devoted doing this or I can't do anything else.
    Things like the Gamerpics and scratched boxes make me unable to focus, yes.

    Been like this around 4 years now.
     
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    I'm going to vote for OCD on this one, too.
     
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    It sounds normal, I like things to be set nicely too e.g. align stuff and I like things tidy and very clean. I once got angry myself because I forgot to trim a rom I put on my microSD, and I'm fairly confident I'm a normal sane being. I think you're alright.
     
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    But do you obsess over shit like this constantly?
    I make a huge fuss at the local K-Mart whenever my case is scratched when I pick it up, or if it looks bad.
    I haven't been to a Gamestop in well over 3 years because of this.

    Also, to clarify what I mean about the Game stuff:
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    There used to be around 80 or so files before I started deleting everything. Then I just end up downloading it all again.

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    This is what I mean about the games. Must be in perfect order, if Vertical I get pissed off to hell, and that Forced Unleashed box has a giant scratch on it when I opened it up. Still haven't gotten over that, and it's been 2 weeks now.
     
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    I suffer from generally the same thing...it can be considered OCD but I still would like to believe its our relentless pursuit of our perfection. One thing I learned from my wife though is that you should allow things to slide a little. Things can't be perfect everytime and we have to learn to accept it. Nothing in the world is perfect and when things don't go our way, we go crazy over it.

    I'm experiencing it right now. I recently took a job interview which I believed was not perfect...now I am here waiting for an accepted or rejected call. I am sitting here tormenting myself CONSISTANTLY about the things I thought I said wrong or should have said at that interview. In my relentless pursuit of perfection, it is destroying my daily life and putting me into depression. And due to that, I am not applying to other jobs like I should, continuing my current work at my current job and only playing video games as an escape from reality. This pursuit of perfection can destroy your happiness. Perfection is good...but do not let it dominate your life.

    edit: Perfection is defined in our own terms...we cannot be perfect in everything...we choose things to be perfect in. Like the laundry...I sometimes forget to put in liquid and I don't care.
     
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    You make a good reasoning, no one can be perfect, hell, I'm not trying to be. It's just that these minor things bug me to no end and end up making me do absurd things until they are rectified.
     
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    It doesn't sound like OCD at all - you are just a little bit weird.
     
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    It is NOT OCD. Obsessive Compulsive DISORDER implies that it is something that seriously interferes with your daily life. There is a similar condition known as Obsessive Compulsive SYNDROME which is more to the likeness of your condition. My hangup is if a force is applied to one side of my body, I need to have the same force applied to the other side (as in, I stub my right big toe, I have to go over to the object and kick it with my left).

    OCS can also be construed as Anal Retentiveness as they are basically the same thing.

    EDIT: Well, AR is a sub-set of OCS, as it were.
     
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    I just checked your age...you're 16...I was generally the same at that age....you'll grow out of it and allow things to slide. Eventually you'll realize it will become too difficult to drink from the same cup and you'll go 'ah screw it' and you'll break the habit.

    I'm 23 now...I still have a relentless pursuit of perfection but I'm more willing to let things slide if something doesn't go my way...

    Except for that god**mn job interview...shit ... I can't get that shit off my mind (Its for an absolutely perfect, high paying job which is more interesting to me than gaming)
     
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    haha I share a lot of those tendencies with you. I have MINOR ocd. For instance I can not continue anything I'm doing if I see something that isnt right. An example would be me writing something on paper and seeing a spot from my pen on the paper. I can feel my heart beating faster until I can find a solution.
     
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    I'm exactly like that with some things (I'm 23). Like my mp3 tags... I absolutely hate it when the tags aren't properly written and the filenames aren't in the format of:
    [BandName] - [Album] - [TrackNum] - [SongName].

    For games... I guess it'd be the same thing. I like having them in order, and my controllers have to be ordered as well. I hate having the wires wrapped around the controllers over and over again...

    And yeah... those are my little OCD moments I guess.
     
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    Does that mean you shake hands with someone twice? Once with each hand? :wtf: Or like if you go blind in one eye would you have to go blind in the other? haha not trying to be mean but I find it funny
     
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    I too like some others here have to have my folders organized a certain way and all my mp3's roms and videos named with a certain pattern or it drives me nuts.
     

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