FIVE TYPES OF OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDER – OCD
Have you ever encountered a person whom you never seem to be on his or her good side, no matter what you do? To everyone else, your performance or abilities are more than satisfactory, but that person just keeps on complaining, saying what you’ve done was not good enough, and that you should keep pushing to give out your best shot. They are so perfectionist and very attentive to every detail that it’s beyond irritating already?
“OCD is like having a bully stuck inside your head and nobody else can see it.”
We bet almost if not all of us have seen someone like that in our life. We know that one person who seems to be out of our reach. They set such a high bar of expectations to themselves that sometimes they tend to forget that everyone else can’t stop down to their level. And we’re not saying that these people are egotistical bastards in nature. The truth is, they couldn’t help their personality no matter how much they try to be gentler and more subtle in their everyday lives. Why? It’s because they are suffering in disorder called OCD, or Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
WHAT IS OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDER (OCD)?
So, what exactly is this disorder? OCD is a type of disorder where a patient worries too much about the order of things. It’s relatively normal for us to check whether things are in order or not. However, what made OCD abnormal is that no matter what you do, and no matter how many times you repeat, they will still disapprove. A person with OCD won’t shake the numbing feeling that everything is out of place. This happens to the point that it directly affects their everyday lives.
A good example for that would be checking if you have locked all the rooms, doors, windows in your house before you go to sleep. An ordinary person would only check it once or twice, and thrice at the maximum. But for people with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder? They will check it every now and then, like every hour of even minutes! How are they supposed to function like normal people and go on with their routine if they can’t even move on from one task?
THIS IS JUST ONE OF THE DISTURBING SIGNS YOU CAN SEE FROM AN OCD PERSON. HERE ARE THE TYPES OF OCD:
This type of obsessive compulsive disorder refers to the people who are afraid of germ contamination. They take their hygiene very seriously. Aside from sets of towels, tissues. They also have hand sanitizers, baby wipes, and alcohol just to keep everything clean and neat. And yes, their obsession with cleanliness also applies to the house too. They become very picky, and they don’t want any dust or dirt lingering in their house. Usually, this type of disorder regresses to mysophobia.
This type of OCD pertains to the people who constantly check whether things are in order because of their fear of danger implication. For instance, individuals with this kind of OCD keep checking whether the door is locked, whether the windows are shut, lights are off, etc.
DOUBTERS AND SINNERS
Individuals with this disorder are the ones typically afraid of opening up to others because they are reluctant to express their honest opinion. The reason behind their hesitance? They are afraid to get punished if they do something wrong, or if everything is out of order. That’s why they also tend to have a perfectionist attitude because they’re afraid of failing.
COUNTERS AND ARRANGERS
These are extremely concerned with order and symmetry. That’s why they tend to arrange all the corners of the room to keep everything orderly. Otherwise, they will feel like everything is out of their control. They cannot shake this feeling if everything is not in symmetry.
These people tend to hoard things because they feel like something bad is going to happen if they throw things away. Or if not, they feel like they’ll run out of supplies if they don’t stock occasionally. Does this apply to hoarding books too? That we don’t know.