Repetition in OCD and Other Disorders

Optimus Prime: Fair enough, he’s said what he wanted to say and has repeated it a gazillion times. As you said, the man cannot control himself. Robert, apart from NPD does he suffer from OCD as well?

Sure, I actually wish Trash well honestly. He’s just not a good fit for the site.

OCD does not = constant repetition. The thoughts repeat in the brain (definitely in my case), and some of the compulsions can be repetitive, but that is because they are trying to get it right or perfect or make perfectly sure they did it right.

That’s not what is going on here. This is different. We are looking at NPD as the primary process here.

It’s like he’s not sure you heard him the first time, so he’s saying it again or shouting it to make sure you heard. Also I think he is in love with the sound of his own voice.

I will admit that Trash is a talented and even entertaining writer. He makes this cool statement or analogy and then he repeats it in the next post because he thinks it’s such a neat little bit of prose. It often is a nice sentence or phrase, but you are not supposed to repeat it no matter how damn good the image is. You say it once and move on. He’s saying it again because he thinks it is a nice image, and he is impressed with himself, so he says it again to make sure you heard him the first time, like what people do when they say something and get no response. They often repeat it because they are not sure you heard them the first time.

I do not wish to single this man out as being “Mr. Crazy.” Face it, we’re all nuts.

And as we are dealing with a personality disorder here, I would like to point out that in my opinion, we all have disordered personalities of varying degrees. I think we all have adaptive personalities to varying degrees too.

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Filed under Anxiety Disorders, Mental Illness, OCD, Personality Disorders, Psychology, Psychopathology

5 responses to “Repetition in OCD and Other Disorders

  1. SIR
    I can only assume this is a subtle insult towards Mr. Lindsay or your Indian friends.
    It does no good. Just start your own blog.

  2. Optimus Prime

    “Just start your own blog”
    And do let us know here through Robert so that we can drop in by sometime.You need initial visitors to get your blog going which you can get from here. Given your comical style of writing, setting up a blog is not going to be that hard. Think about it.

  3. stegdorr@yahoo.com

    “North vs South” should be a blog so that low-cast Dravidian Indian Christians can vibrate with rage about Aryans still running things about in Delhi.

    I’m surprised nobody has thought of such a thing.

  4. Mayur Varshne

    But he ain’t a compulsive liar like you. In addition, he is quite good tempered and very fair. Also, he loves peace and harmony and is always willing to help people out.

  5. Mayur Varshne

    “OCD does not = constant repetition. The thoughts repeat in the brain (definitely in my case), and some of the compulsions can be repetitive, but that is because they are trying to get it right or perfect or make perfectly sure they did it right.”

    When one pursues perfection with an extreme obsession then there possibly is a deep sense of insecurity behind it.

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