Is this borderline OCD behavior? (see details please)
When I was really young,I would not allow myself to go to sleep at night without saying a certain prayer with every word in its order, and then I would have to bless everything by rolling my eyes in a number of specific ways. I was afraid that I would go to hell if I died in the night or someone I loved would be hurt if I did not perform this prayer every evening.
Also, when I would get to the edge of a precipice, such as a the top of a slide, I would dare myself to push my foot out a bit further so that just the tip of my heel remained on the surface of the step, or to fake myself out by subtly jerking forward as if I was falling over the edge. It felt like something I had to do…but then at other times, I didn’t even think about it. Is this slightly obsessive-compulsive? Or is it just the normal behavior of a weird kid?
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