We open on a paved road – could be residential, could be in a shopping plaza. The roadway is wide enough for three standard size cars to drive parallel. Maybe there is a line painted in the middle, maybe not. Two-way traffic runs on this road, and two cars are approaching the same point onContinue reading “To Yield or Not to Yield: OCPD and Debate”
One of my recent posts mentioned that I have struggled professionally because every time I investigate a field of interest and learn “how the sausage gets made” I become disgusted. It was something of a passing comment in that post, but let’s spend some time with it today. This is a widespread thing that extendsContinue reading “OCPD, Whataboutism, and Professionalism”
TW: death I feel like I learned the truth about death far too late in life, a combination of natural insulation from the subject and a consequence of my social anxiety. I cannot remember the exact age, maybe eight, but I was watching television in my living room while my mother ironed clothes. A lifeContinue reading “One Death: How One Event Shaped My Anxiety and OCPD”
My life is largely a balancing act between two mental health issues. On the one hand is my social and generalised anxiety, and that drives me to be a people pleaser. On the other hand is my obsessive-compulsive personality disorder, and that drives me to be moralistic and a perfectionist. Those two parts hate oneContinue reading “Putin Broke My OCPD”
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