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What are you a little OCD about?

Asked by Dutchess_III (38313points) April 15th, 2018

Is there anything in your life that needs to be just so?
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zenvelo's avatar

Loading the dishwasher. Everything has a place in the dishwasher for maximum usage a good cleaning. Loading it all willy-nilly is wasteful.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

Explaining myself to strangers. A little bit better every time.

rockfan's avatar

Perfectionism is a fitting word to describe these behaviors, not OCD.

I’m a perfectionist about reading the last page of a book with no one around and my phone on silent, I’m afraid the last sentence won’t have a big impact if someone interupts me right as I’m done reading

Love_my_doggie's avatar

9-digit zip codes.

I have the USPS’s zip code search tool bookmarked on my computer. I don’t mail anything without a full zip code. I use tax software every day for my work; I can’t let myself input any address without all 9-digits. I honestly have no idea why I’m this way.

JLeslie's avatar

Things that can catch on fire. I make sure the stove is off and my curling iron is unplugged. Things that can catch on fire I sometimes check multiple times.

filmfann's avatar

My kids purposely torture me by leaving the mayonnaise on the kitchen counter for more than a minute, and not putting the DVDS back in their cases.

KNOWITALL's avatar

haha, pretty much everything above, but mostly electrical items are off, including chargers unplugged, doors being locked, yardwork being done in a timely fashion, trash out on trash day, etc…

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

Im a little ocd about people opening the microwave before it is turned off. I don’t want cancer.

answerjill's avatar

It really bothers me when people talk about “being a little OCD” about something because OCD is a real psychiatric disorder that can ruin lives if it is not treated with therapy and/or medicine. I feel like using the term colloquially or casually to describe personality quirks takes away from a true understanding of what OCD truly is.

KNOWITALL's avatar

@answerjill Some of us manage our ocd with little trouble, for others it is significant and life-changing, and you’re right, maybe some of us are a little more flippant, sorry if WE caused any offense.

MollyMcGuire's avatar

I’m not OCD; I’m just quirky.

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