Post # 1
Tell us about one of your quirks that could be borderline OCD…I’ll start, and I can’t think of exactly how your word this, but:
I can only watch television if the volume level ends in a “5” or “0” …for instance, I could never watch the television if the volume level is at 17…it just makes me feel icky! I will either round up or down depending on the situation 🙂
Post # 3
@kkish3: Me too! My husband and I both are 5 or 10s on tv volume!
I can’t have a door partly open. All the way open or all the way shut, part way is unacceptable.
Post # 4
@kkish3: So funny, but I’ve heard of that before! Either it has to be on a certain number or it has to be on an odd number, or even number. Alarm clocks too – I’ve heard of some people who can only set it to odd numbers or even numbers.
As for me – I can’t STAND people touching my knee when it’s fully extended and not flexed. I hope you understand what I mean. Like, if I’m lying on the couch and my Fiance suddenly touches my knee (which he knows not to do), I immediately have to bend it.
This all developed when I was quite small: my older brother was giving my older sister some sort of ride, and spinning her around by an ankle and wrist. He lost his footing and fell on top of her, and when she tried to get up she couldn’t bend her leg – turned out her knee cap had moved around to the other side of her leg. DISGUSTING!!! I can’t stand knees now.
To make matters worse, my new chiropractor was trying to adjust my ankles by maneuvering my knees and I was crying and laughing at the same time because no matter how hard I tried I couldn’t relax my knee. My palms were sweating like crazy and he just had to give up!
Post # 5
I abuse q-tips. Like seriously, I’ve given myself ear infections.
It’s really dumb.
Post # 6
@kkish3: oh i have tons of these… off the top of my head:
-my water glass needs to have 4 ice cubes (only at home) and has to be filled up to the “perfect” level.
-my radio volume also needs to end in a 0, 5, or even number.
-While at work, my “tabs” on my browser have to be in a certain order and always open (gmail, calendar). Weddingbee has officially taken the 3rd spot recently.
-I HATE when people make a list or something and end some things with a period and don’t use it on others. Notice each sentence on this list finishes with a period. It makes me happy.
Yeah, I’m just a bit cray-cray 🙂
Post # 7
I DO have OCD, so I have a lot. I’ll just cover the main one for now. I’m obsessed with numbers and counting. Digital clocks are the worst. I catch myself staring at them for ten minutes at a time, counting the numbers over and over and over and over…And the worst part is I want everything to be 8. Let’s see if I can explain this without sounding absolutely crazy. Ok. Say it’s 1:37 [which it is- I should be in bed]. On most clocks the lines are all the same. 1 has two lines, 3 has five lines, and 7 has three lines. That would make 10 total, then I count the two dots making it 12. I would then trace the square around the numbers to make it 16. This one is tricky, so I would count all the things that light up as one entity and the square as another, making it 18. If I’m feeling lazy, I’ll count everything as one, then add the two numbers together to make it 8. An easier one would be 5:54 [5+2+5+6=18].
Ok, it does sound crazy, and that’s probably a little hard to grasp, but if there’s a clock in the room, I will stare at it and count it FOREVER. I had a very hard time concentrating in school because I would count the blocks on the walls or the tiles on the floor. I had to doodle a lot to pay attention to the teachers.
Post # 8
I actually have OCD, as in literally. So there is way to many to list.
But to name a few…
Some things have to do with numbers. Like I always have to count to ten each time I put deoderant on. Every thing (like the remote, ect) has to go in the SAME EXACT place everyday. The two pillows on the couch (which are exactly the same) well the one that goes on the left ALWAYS has to go on the left & the one on the right exactly the same. I have to lock the door the same way, each time I lock it. (Top lock first.) Everything in my purse (wallet on one side, ect on the other) always goes in the same spot. The list goes on..
Post # 9
I hate it when doors are open, I always make sure they’re closed. I hate it when my hands feel dirty lol… I can feel it. I always put chapstick on before I go to bed.
Post # 10
I count tiles in tile floors. To the point where I know exactly how many tiles it takes to move around places I visit lots, like my mom’s house, the grocery store, and even the floor to my faculty building at my university. I also like to try to get the tiles when I’m in a new place, to end on a 10, 20, 30, ect. I’ll litterly walk in crosses and zig zags to get it.
Post # 11
@Sweet.Sugar.Rose: I feel your pain. The numbers/counting seem to get everyone. So, you probably understood what I meant in my post, huh? I laughed at the deodorant because I swipe mine 8 times, haha.
Post # 12
@Mrs. Bear Cheese Pie: I understand you fully & it does not sound crazy! lol
It really sucks because it sounds pointless in doing these “rituals” but I HAVE to do them. Or so it seems…. Sigh :/
Post # 13
@Sweet.Sugar.Rose: I have to NOT look at my alarm clock because I’ve literally laid in bed for 20+ minutes counting, instead of sleeping like I should have been. I’d count ahead so I knew which times to look forward to too. It’s sad, really haha.
Post # 14
@kkish3: DITTO!! On the volume thing. If I’m at a friend’s and they change the volume to something other that a multiple of 5 or 10 I get really on edge… and eventually I crack and beg for them to change it… 🙁
@Monkey786: The period/full stop thing annoys me too. But then so does a lot of grammar/spelling things. (Notice that I didn’t write “alot”)
I also have habits… I suffer from psoriasis so am always picking at my scalp. It’s soooo bad for it but it’s satisfying in the short term.
Post # 15
Lots of people have mentioned alarm clock things so I think I should add: I snooze my alarm every ten minutes until I get to my destination. Be that work /college /railway station; it reminds me what time it is. If I’m driving though, the car counts as my destination.
Post # 16
OCD type things-If I’m washing my hands/arms or feet/legs, both must be wet. I can’t stand it if one hand is wet and the other isn’t. My door to my bedroom needs to be shut and locked, my alarm click needs to be set to include a 7 in it, and I cannot be in a kitchen where people leave cupboards or drawers open.
Weird phobia-ankle slashers. I will look under my car every time, and just touching my Achilles makes me freak the F out. Ugh!