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Old 09-26-2005, 07:52 PM
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Default Re: Obsessive-compulsive walking patterns / cracks / lines / etc.

those r mild examples of OCD...
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Old 09-26-2005, 07:54 PM
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Ok does anyone else do this:
I prefer not to step on cracks when i start thinking about it, but if i'm already walking and talking to someone i won't make a big deal of it etc. However, sometimes, i'll be counting in my head the number of steps between the cracks and then trying to make a pattern out of it and if i go out of that pattern it feels a bit strange. like 1 2 3 1 2 1 2 3 1 2 (steps between each crack).

Anyone else do something like this?

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yes. almost word-for-word.

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same here...

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Old 09-26-2005, 07:54 PM
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Default Re: Obsessive-compulsive walking patterns / cracks / lines / etc.

i do something very similar, but i would say it isn't a hardcore ocd thing for me, maybe a lower severity case or something
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Old 09-26-2005, 07:57 PM
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Default Re: Obsessive-compulsive walking patterns / cracks / lines / etc.

From when I was like 6 to 12 I used to have this OCD thing I'd do where everything I'd do had to be in factors of three.

If I'd swallow once, I'd have to do it two more times. If I'd tap my finger four times, I'd have to tap 2 or 5 more times to even it out. I literally did this on every time I did. Gum chewing, spitting, etc.

On the bright side, I'm a [censored] whiz when reciting factors of 3. [img]/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Old 09-26-2005, 07:59 PM
Slow Play Ray Slow Play Ray is offline
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Default Re: Obsessive-compulsive walking patterns / cracks / lines / etc.

I was messing around on Google and found this survey.

my results:

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Based on your score on the screening device, it would appear that you probably do not have OCD. However, only a mental health professional can make an accurate diagnosis and if you are experiencing psychological distress it may be advisable to see a clinician for further evaluation. You may also want to keep in mind that most so-called 'normal' people have some obsessive thoughts and some ritualistic behaviour in their lives. It's only when their obsessions and compulsions start becoming an overwhelming primary focus in a person's life that a person has clinical OCD.

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Old 09-26-2005, 08:06 PM
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heres what ive always done since I was a kid. imagine nyc sidewalks, with fairly large squares/rectangles. in my mind i draw diagonals from the 4 corners, and i also avoide stepping on those imaginary lines as well as the real cracks. i started doing this as a little kid, probably just ADD and needing something else to focus on while walking.



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I've done the same thing since an early age. I concluded a few years back that it had something to do with wanting to find patterns and order in the world. I went a bit farther however in that I would draw these imaginary lines in other situations as well - like looking for patterns of alignment between tables and desks etc. in classrooms.
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Old 09-26-2005, 08:12 PM
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Default Re: Obsessive-compulsive walking patterns / cracks / lines / etc.

I'm glad you met a girl.
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Old 09-26-2005, 08:13 PM
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ok i doubt anyone else shares this particular neuroticism but... say we're driving down the highway and someone else is driving and i'm in the back seat. Often i'll click my teeth (just kinda bite down or something lightly ) for every one line and try to do it for each white line and then stop eventually when i realizei t would be impossible to do it for all the lines.
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Old 09-26-2005, 08:23 PM
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Default Re: Obsessive-compulsive walking patterns / cracks / lines / etc.

I used to but I've basically stopped now, although I occasionally feel the need to even out the number of cracks I've stepped on with each foot.
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Old 09-26-2005, 08:33 PM
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Heh, my first thought too.

This thread has shocked me, you all seem rather weird.
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