obsessive personality disorder

“You don’t seem like you have a disorder”

Well yeah because I get shunned every time I show signs.

What they say: I accept everyone with a mental illness

What they mean: I can sometimes tolerate people who have mental illnesses as long as they manage to never show any symptoms

someone once told me that “obsession isn’t the same thing as love” and tbh it shook me up and i still think about it because… do i even love??? or am i just obsessed with everything that i’m passionate about? because w bpd, when i love something, i become obsessed with it, so for someone to tell me that those two aren’t interchangeable really messed me up

Not all people with OCD/OCPD are ready for exposure therapy. Forcing someone who is not ready into exposure therapy is extremely traumatizing.

If your friend/family member has OCD/OCPD and needs the windows closed and you purposely open them in attempt to “help them” you’re forcing a mentally ill person into a breakdown they didn’t need.

If your friend/family member has OCD/OCPD and contamination anxiety and you purposely wipe dirt on them or spill something on them to try and “help them” you are traumatizing someone.

You are not a liscened psychologist, you cannot practice exposure therapy because you don’t know how to. All you’re gonna do is traumatize them and ruin your relationship!

Don’t call me fake
If i bottle up the pain i feel
Don’t call me fake
If i pretend i’m being happy
Don’t call me fake
If i tell you how hard it is , but i keep smiling
Don’t call me fake
If i say i’m lonely , while there’s so many people around me
Don’t call me fake
Don’t call me fake
Cause i’m not fake
  • Me: gotta do a bunch of stuff tonight, rly important that I get at least THESE things done - rly important
  • Brain: make a list abt it
  • Me: k, did it, awesome, good list
  • Brain: make another list abt it
  • Me: ...k, if it'll make u happy, I'll make ONE more list abt it
  • Brain: make another list abt it. make a list of other lists to make
  • Me: no, the stuff on this list for tonight is rly actually important, i have plenty of time to finish it all if i can just get started
  • Brain: make a detailed schedule of the times and order in which to do all the things on this list
  • Me: no i just gotta get started and it rly won't be that hard to get thru
  • Brain: but make an agenda. make a list. make different agendas for each possible way u could organize ur time tonight or order the tasks
  • Me: ...
  • Brain: make a list of things to do tomorrow. make several possible agendas
  • Brain: make a list of things to do this weekend
  • Brain: make a list of everything that needs to be done by the end of the month
  • Brain: make a schedule of important dates and events for the rest of the year
  • Brain: make a budget. make a budget and detailed plan for saving up for a vacation
  • Brain: plan a vacation. include literally every detail of every possible thing that will happen during the vacation.
  • Brain: organize gas receipts in a spreadsheet. make a spreadsheet. make several spreadsheets
  • Brain: look at different phone plans. compare plans and factor into a budget. make several budgets for different plans. look at new phones. make spreadsheets for the phones and plans
  • Brain: price compare for ur meds. organize ur meds. make a schedule for taking ur meds and a spreadsheet to track them. make different spreadsheets to put in different locations
  • Brain: make tracking charts for brushing ur teeth. taking a shower. doing ur laundry. doing cat litter
  • Brain: compare different brands of cat food. make new budgets for each option
  • Brain: make a list of all these things to do. think of other things to do to put on the list. like vacuuming the couch. vacuum the couch
  • Brain: 😊 I'm so helpful wow 😊 what a good brain 😊 don't ignore me 😊 I'm not gna stop until u do all these things 😊 wow good brain yea 😊 yw ❤❤

I’m kinda tired of OCD always being represented as a “clean freak” who washes their hands every 10 seconds and who is always super organized. Yes compulsive hand washing is a super common thing for people with OCD (it still is inaccurately represented by media), but also there are way more ways OCD manifests itself. We need more accurate representation that doesn’t make OCD out to be a quirky clean thing.