Degrees of OCD

Order in the Closet, originally uploaded by alachia.

What's the difference between being OCD and just anal? I think it has to do with the degree of your psychosis when it comes to perceived order.

Some people really can't step on cracks in sidewalks or they have to do things in sets of twelve...that's probably what I call REAL OCD. I think I fall more under the category of anal than obsessive compulsive although it's still up for debate.

For example, I have to have all my blinds close in the same direction, I can't stand having patterns display upside down, and I tend to wash my hands in sets of two. In my closet, I like to have everything organized by type of clothing and often times I start ordering by darks and lights. I mostly have dark clothing so it's pretty easy. lol.

Today, I got a little annoyed by my anal OCD-ness though when I found myself turning myself around after I had spun 180 degrees in one direction. To come full circle would have been the sensible thing to do but I felt like I was winding myself so I "unwound" myself by going 180 in the opposite direction.

I'm going to have to work on that type of behavior because that's the sort of OCD that will make you a nightmare to be around.


Jemimus said...

You spin my head right round, right round, when ya go down when ya go down down


wowcast said...


Anonymous said...

Ok you called me on it. You're not alone in that behavoiur. My girlfriend found it really strnage to start of with but after 6years she pretty much just accepts thats who I am and she loves me for it.

Its just a little niggle in the back of your head that says " Ah, you should really do..." and you dont feel 'right' till you do.

So I hear you and don't fret about it because there is nothing wrong with anal.

Eh, oops, eh well you know what I mean.

*sulks off to wash hands...and mouth out*

Love the blog btw. You win 20 internets.

Jemimus said...

You said it Marto, I completely agree!!