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Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder

What It Is

Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder is on the OCD spectrum but at the same time, it is a separate personality issue. Obsessive-compulsive people are, well, obsessed, with things like maintaining orderliness, perfectionism and controlling all situations they imagine they have control over. They are not the most open people as that takes a toll on them because they have difficulty on which tasks are a priority. They get stuck on the best way to do a task. They get angry when receiving poor restaurant service but do not complain to a manager, but instead, they subtly wonder what kind of tip to leave.

Obsessive-compulsive personalities have trouble accepting affection because they express it in a controlled or stilted fashion that doesn’t allow them to express their own feelings when it comes to the matter of relationships. The person suffering from obsessive-compulsive personality is rigid in all ways and cannot relax. This disorder can lead to stress socially, work-related, or other areas that the sufferer cannot function with. OCD is all about details, rules, lists, and orders. Many people with OCD are workaholics, who do not take breaks for fun. OCD individuals are all about moralizing without religious elements or compunctions as to the contrary.

They cannot throw away items that have been worn out. Hoarding is also under the rubric of plain old obsessive-compulsive disorder. People with OCD are reluctant to give orders. OCD people are misers who do not like giving away their money, because of their rigid behavior and stubbornness. A diagnosis of this disorder involves showing symptoms for at least one year. People with personality disorders do not often seek help until something drastic occurs in their lives making them realize they need to change. Perhaps it is the threat of loss from their significant others.

Treatment for any personality disorder requires long-term psychotherapy with an experienced practitioner who can train the sufferer out of their compulsive needs to act out their disorder. People with OCD have trouble forming relationships with others, because of their troubles expressing feelings. They are often hard-working individuals who obsess with perfectionist standards since their attitude is one of righteousness, indignation, and anger. These people are socially isolated, as well as having trouble experiencing anxiety that comes with depression. OCD and OCD are different from each other in that OCD is an anxiety disorder while OCD is a personality issue where the sufferer has poor insight as to why they do what they do. OCD people feel a need to be perfect in at least one area of their lives.

People with OCD need to be on time a lot, as well as pay attention to extreme detail. They are devoted to their work at the expense of other parts of their lives. OCD people also love lists, rules, and regulations. They feel righteous about the way things ought to be done. OCD people do all this to make themselves feel better which is a behavior taken to extremes since nothing makes them feel adequate. A person with OCD can never measure up to their own high standards since they feel flawed no matter what you say to them to the opposite. People with OCD have irrational thoughts that will not go away. Some know what they are thinking is irrational while others lack insight. OCD is about repetitive behaviors such as rituals, while OCD implies a rigid standing on moral values or total and blind loyalty to specific rules. People with OCD have trouble being rid of items that have no value, they are also unable to be generous to others.

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