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User currently offlineFingerLAkerAv8r From United States of America, joined May 2011, 259 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1403 times:

Everyone has some sort of OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) and it's funny when mine shows up. Evertime I am at work and I see a tangled phone cord I MUST untangle it. I have even stopped mid-project to do this because it drives me insane.

So... share. I want to know I am not the only weirdo around here 

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User currently offlineWestJet747 From Canada, joined Aug 2011, 1830 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1391 times:

Oh no, where to start...

1) I'm obsessed with even numbers. Everything has to be done evenly. Whenever I eat french fries, M&Ms, popcorn or any kind of small food, I always put 2 or 4 in my mouth at a time. The volume on my tv always has to be an even number. Those are just a couple examples out of hundreds that I could give you.

2) I try to always do everything from left to right. Putting on my shoes, taking the first step with my left foot, dressing, etc.

3) This one is not so much OCD, but I'm a stickler for spelling and grammar. There are few things I find more irritating than people who don't care enough to properly spell or phrase what they are writing. When people write "common" instead of "come on" I have to take a deep breath so that I don't burst a blood vessel in my brain.

There are more, but I'm going to limit the amount of judgement ammo I give you guys   great thread idea though!



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User currently offlineDreadnought From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 8826 posts, RR: 24
Reply 2, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1384 times:

Quoting WestJet747 (Reply 1):
3) This one is not so much OCD, but I'm a stickler for spelling and grammar. There are few things I find more irritating than people who don't care enough to properly spell or phrase what they are writing. When people write "common" instead of "come on" I have to take a deep breath so that I don't burst a blood vessel in my brain.
instead of "come on" I have to take is missing a comma! Grrrrr!!!  



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User currently offlinecasinterest From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 4574 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1370 times:

Quoting WestJet747 (Reply 1):
of "come on



I find it irritating it when people don't put spaces between words and quotations. 



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User currently offlineWestJet747 From Canada, joined Aug 2011, 1830 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1364 times:

Quoting Dreadnought (Reply 2):
instead of "come on" I have to take is missing a comma! Grrrrr!!!
Quoting casinterest (Reply 3):
I find it irritating it when people don't put spaces between words and quotations.

...and the wave of trolls begins!     



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User currently offlineAF1624 From France, joined Jul 2006, 657 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1356 times:

My GF has a terrible habit of pulling her own hair, hair by hair, when she's feeling even the slightest tensions. It's bloody annoying but I hear it's a common OCD.

I don't know if that counts as an OCD but I hate little noises in my car. As soon as I hear a little something out of the ordinary I spend unacceptable amounts of time looking for the tiny piece of plastic that's making the noise, just to patch it up. Others will come I guess but that's all for now.



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User currently offlineTSS From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 3068 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1341 times:

My major OCD is locking doors, or more specifically making sure that they're locked. In my mind, a door isn't really locked until I've double-checked it at least twice.

Quoting WestJet747 (Reply 1):
Whenever I eat french fries, M&Ms, popcorn or any kind of small food, I always put 2 or 4 in my mouth at a time.

I've got that one too, plus all the M&Ms in my mouth at one time have to be the same color.

Quoting AF1624 (Reply 5):
I don't know if that counts as an OCD but I hate little noises in my car. As soon as I hear a little something out of the ordinary I spend unacceptable amounts of time looking for the tiny piece of plastic that's making the noise, just to patch it up.

I had that one, but an old Dodge that I owned pretty much cured me of that particular obsession by producing annoying noises that would appear without warning or apparent source, drive me crazy for any amount of time between a few minutes and a few days, and then cease as inexplicably as they began, never to be heard again. With that car, I learned the hard way that any noise which did not immediately signal pieces of the car being left behind on the road or impaired function of one of the car's systems should be ignored.



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User currently offlineaznmadsci From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 3661 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1309 times:

I love going up and down stairs. My one OCD is my last step has to be on my right foot. When it's a new set I have to start and end with my right foot. I will do a double step a few steps away before ending on my right. When I use a set of stairs often, I have no problem starting with my left when I know I will end on my right.


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User currently offlineAirport From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1303 times:

People who chew loudly and with their mouth open, carelessly banging and scraping dishes with utensils, having food or crumbs all over their mouth without any regard to wipe it away with a napkin. Oh god, just the description is enough to drive me absolutely up the wall and go crazy.

Also, there are some phrases that hearing them is like rubbing a cheese grater against my brain, like "artsy fartsy," "works for me," and a few others I can't immediately think of.


User currently onlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39831 posts, RR: 74
Reply 9, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1301 times:

I HATE compact fluorescent light bulbs and I always switch them with traditional incandescent bulbs when I move in to a place and even in my work-space at work.
I also use a paper towel or napkin when touching a public doorknob or handle. After shaking someone's hand, I must wash my hands and wont eat until I do so.



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User currently offlinecasinterest From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 4574 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1298 times:

Ok, A real one this time.

I can't stand to have unread messages in my inbox at work on outlook. I will click on an email even if I have no time to read it when it first comes in. I will flag it for later, but I hate having multiple messages unread.



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User currently offlinezckls04 From United States of America, joined Dec 2011, 1322 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1284 times:

I can't leave a small amount of food on my plate. If I only eat half my food, I can leave the other half no problem, but if I'm nearly at the end of it, I MUST finish, even if it makes me sick to eat the last few bites.

This also applies to crosswords.



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User currently offlineWestJet747 From Canada, joined Aug 2011, 1830 posts, RR: 10
Reply 12, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1270 times:

Quoting TSS (Reply 6):
plus all the M&Ms in my mouth at one time have to be the same color

I have no problem mixing colours, but I always leave the green ones for last. Green is not my favourite colour, so I don't know why I do it.

Quoting casinterest (Reply 10):
I can't stand to have unread messages in my inbox at work on outlook. I will click on an email even if I have no time to read it when it first comes in. I will flag it for later, but I hate having multiple messages unread.

I do this for my phone. I have no problem having unopened emails in my inbox (as long as they are from today) on my computer, but I also receive my work emails on my smartphone, and it drives me insane to have that little envelope icon on my phone screen showing I have emails.



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User currently offlinevikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 9907 posts, RR: 26
Reply 13, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1237 times:
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Quoting WestJet747 (Reply 1):
1) I'm obsessed with even numbers. Everything has to be done evenly. Whenever I eat french fries, M&Ms, popcorn or any kind of small food, I always put 2 or 4 in my mouth at a time. The volume on my tv always has to be an even number. Those are just a couple examples out of hundreds that I could give you.

Ahhhhhhh, I would HATE watching TV or anything with you! I'm just the opposite - obsessed with odd numbers (especially primes). The volume on my TV and my car stereo will always be odd, and will commonly be 11, 13, 17, or 19 (for the TV), and 23, 29, 31, 37, 41, or 43 (for my car).

Quoting casinterest (Reply 10):
I can't stand to have unread messages in my inbox

Same here. As I sit at work right now, my work inbox, and both personal inboxes have zero unread messages. I also delete emails that go to my spam folder as soon as they come in.

Along with the two mentioned above:

I feel like I'm always counting my steps, especially when going up or down stairs. There's a parking garage underneath my apartment building where I park. From the door of the garage to my car is probably around 200 feet. Every time I walk from the door to the car, I'm counting steps between ceiling beams (they are all about 5, 6, or 7 steps apart).

There are plenty of others, but I can't think of them offhand.



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User currently offlineAF1624 From France, joined Jul 2006, 657 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1214 times:

Wow so I'm not alone ! I have this :

Quoting casinterest (Reply 10):
I can't stand to have unread messages in my inbox at work on outlook. I will click on an email even if I have no time to read it when it first comes in. I will flag it for later, but I hate having multiple messages unread.

and this as well :

Quoting Airport (Reply 8):

People who chew loudly and with their mouth open, carelessly banging and scraping dishes with utensils, having food or crumbs all over their mouth without any regard to wipe it away with a napkin. Oh god, just the description is enough to drive me absolutely up the wall and go crazy.

Although the last one is less a question of OCD and more a question of not liking people who are not polite.



Cheers
User currently offlineTSS From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 3068 posts, RR: 5
Reply 15, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1142 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 9):
I HATE compact fluorescent light bulbs and I always switch them with traditional incandescent bulbs when I move in to a place and even in my work-space at work.

Another trait we have in common! I've been hoarding incandescent light bulbs in preparation for the day when they're no longer available.



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User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13547 posts, RR: 62
Reply 16, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1123 times:
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Quoting AF1624 (Reply 5):
I don't know if that counts as an OCD but I hate little noises in my car. As soon as I hear a little something out of the ordinary I spend unacceptable amounts of time looking for the tiny piece of plastic that's making the noise, just to patch it up.

Same here!

Quoting Superfly (Reply 9):
I HATE compact fluorescent light bulbs

Again, same here. They give any room the ambience of an East German interrogation room.



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User currently offlineflipdewaf From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2006, 1568 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1086 times:
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As a sufferer I might just point out that you can't really have "an" OCD, it is a disorder (as the name suggesets). I am not as bad as I used to be but I still just have OCD, I don't have 20 OCD's. One can have many compulsions or obsessions and maybe even obsessive compulsions, they may even be able to be counted. So to answer the question about how many OSD's do I have: just one, can't have any more than that.

This is just me being a pedant, nothing to do with me having OCD.

 

Fred


User currently offlineeinsteinboricua From Puerto Rico, joined Apr 2010, 3053 posts, RR: 8
Reply 18, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1072 times:

Whenever I eat McNuggets, I MUST separate them by shape. I take one of each shape, put them aside, eat the rest and only then I eat the ones that remained apart. I do the same thing with Skittles. I take one of each color, put them aside, eat the rest and then return to the ones I set aside.

Quoting aznmadsci (Reply 7):
My one OCD is my last step has to be on my right foot. When it's a new set I have to start and end with my right foot. I will do a double step a few steps away before ending on my right. When I use a set of stairs often, I have no problem starting with my left when I know I will end on my right.

Wow, I thought I was the only one. Surprise surprise...



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User currently offlineHorizonGirl From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 807 posts, RR: 15
Reply 19, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 983 times:

Quoting AF1624 (Reply 14):
Although the last one is less a question of OCD and more a question of not liking people who are not polite.

I can absolutely assure you beyond doubt that this can be more than anxiety provoking for some.


Devon



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User currently offlinemal787 From Australia, joined Jul 2007, 687 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 965 times:

Quoting Airport (Reply 8):
People who chew loudly and with their mouth open, carelessly banging and scraping dishes with utensils, having food or crumbs all over their mouth without any regard to wipe it away with a napkin. Oh god, just the description is enough to drive me absolutely up the wall and go crazy.

That is my biggest hate in the world, Ii have changed tables in a resturant due to the guy behind me slurping his way through his soup.

for me right shoe on first at all times, and return to it after putting left one on to tie laces.
if I scratch the back of my left hand for example I must scratch the same spot on my right



mal787



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User currently offlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15729 posts, RR: 26
Reply 21, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 958 times:

Quoting FingerLAkerAv8r (Thread starter):
Evertime I am at work and I see a tangled phone cord I MUST untangle it.

I'm the same way with ear buds on computers.

I have quite a few myself.

1. Each morning I do everything in the same order and lay everything out on the counter and put it back in my medicine cabinet as I use it.

2. Always check websites in the same order: Deadspin, Jalopnik, and then here. And once I get here I always go Civ Av, Non Av, Military, and finally Tech Ops.

3. Everything always goes in the same pockets. Phone, keys, and two black Pilot pens in the front right. Earbuds, flash drive, and change (usually no more than 4 coins, preferably quarters) go in the front left. Wallet in the back right and the back left is reserved for receipts and other papers I accumulate throughout the day, most of which get thrown away.

I used to keep pens in the front left, but many years ago I had a pair of pants with a hole in the front left pocket that was perfectly sized for them to fall through. So I switched, and have stayed the same ever since, due to one pair of pants.

4. I have to have the area around my computer as uncluttered as possible. And the mouse must be on a mousepad and the mousepad must be oriented square to the monitor.

5. I cannot have the cupholder in my car unfolded unless I have something in it. As soon as the cup or can is emptied, it goes in the armrest compartment to be thrown away at the next stop and the cupholder is stowed. Also, the parking permit does not get put on the mirror until I get to the parking garage and is immediately removed upon leaving it. This one has practical grounding as that was a favorite excuse for police to harass younger drivers in my hometown.

6. I always have to was my windshield when a bug hits it. Even if it is on the other side and doesn't make a splatter, I reach for the wiper stalk if I hear or see one hit.



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