Do you feel like you have some obsessive or OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) tendencies?
Take this quick, 5 question quiz to see how bad those tendencies really are!
Definition of Obsessive: Of, relating to, characteristic of, or causing an obsession: obsessive gambling. 2. Excessive in degree or nature: an obsessive need to win. ob·ses′sive n. ob·ses′sive·ly adv.
OCD, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: OCD is basically obsessions over things that are not reasonable.
Another name for compulsions is rituals. People with OCD hope that doing compulsions will prevent the bad things they worry about from happening. … But in general, by doing a ritual, someone with OCD is trying to relieve anxiety, feel safe, or prevent that “certain something” from happening.
Is it treatable? Some people with OCD can be completely cured after treatment. Others may still have OCD, but they can enjoy significant relief from their symptoms. Treatments typically employ both medication and lifestyle changes including behavior modification therapy.
If you think your obsessive tendencies are at such a level that it’s impairing relationships or work, don’t be afraid to seek help from a trusted counselor or psychiatrist!