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    Hey guyz? Guyz? Wait up!! Siu Blue Wind's Avatar
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    Details, details. The OCD gets to me.

    My boss noticed that it's affecting my work. He saw me going back quite a few times to "re-fix" things.

    At work I can't stand things out of symmetry. He notices that I will drop what I am doing to take care of something that someone else messes up (good thing I can multi-task). Things have to be organized and in order. I mean..it's good to be organized and if it isn't, it annoys me. It's not really taking up that much time because eventually I have to straighten things out anyway. I just have to do it NOW. Next thing you know, I will have six different things going on at the same time. But I usually can handle it.

    So I guess that's why he asked me if I'd take a management position again.

    But I won't. Because I'd be more anal if I did. And because there is no perfect world, I know I'd go craaaaaaaaaaay zaaayyyyyyy!!

    (oopstoolate!)

    I need to find a way to get over this obsession.
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    Siu, we are polar opposites in this regard. Good luck avoiding it
    "It is not the critic who counts."

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    I need to hang with you more.
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    You know, you could make lemonade when you have lemons ;-)

    Look into a career in Database administration. We application programmers really appreciate when databases are orderly and tidy. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind View Post
    I need to hang with you more.
    Oh, hell yes. You do.

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    Don't know what to tell ya, sistuh. ((hugs)) I know the son of one of my former neighbors has OCD which made his life hell. Then he tried medication. Night and day! I could tell when he was on it. He'd go out to get the mail, and open and close the door on the box only once, vs about 10-12 times. He'd also go for walks, and not go back and retrace steps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VegaVixen View Post
    Don't know what to tell ya, sistuh. ((hugs)) I know the son of one of my former neighbors has OCD which made his life hell. Then he tried medication. Night and day! I could tell when he was on it. He'd go out to get the mail, and open and close the door on the box only once, vs about 10-12 times. He'd also go for walks, and not go back and retrace steps.
    Oooooooooo I'm not that bad (yet).

    The thing with me is that certain things I take pride in (work, the show cars, the bikes, any project of mine) HAS to be what I would feel is perfect and complete. Has to be CLEAN. And in order.

    One time I took 13 hours to clean my car. I took 5 hours to clean the mountain bike. I was surprised that it only took me an hour to clean the new bike.

    Some say it's a waste of time (it is) but if I don't complete the job, it feels.....well....incomplete. And I'm not one to not complete something.

    *sigh*

    Crank, come to Cali.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind View Post
    Oooooooooo I'm not that bad (yet).

    The thing with me is that certain things I take pride in (work, the show cars, the bikes, any project of mine) HAS to be what I would feel is perfect and complete. Has to be CLEAN. And in order.

    One time I took 13 hours to clean my car. I took 5 hours to clean the mountain bike. I was surprised that it only took me an hour to clean the new bike.

    Some say it's a waste of time (it is) but if I don't complete the job, it feels.....well....incomplete. And I'm not one to not complete something.

    *sigh*

    Crank, come to Cali.
    I'll try.

    Siu, you would be driven NUTS dealing with our rally-racer-type-group. There are still rocks in the tires on the Honda from the last rally it was in, about a year ago. The Subaru, well, there's simply no hope for it as a show car. It was built in three days How's that for non-OCD?
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    I have a friend who got about halfway to OCD, and then stopped. She starts a project, does it with stunning perfection and thoroughness...then stops before completion. I helped her start to clean her bike a few weeks ago (something I hardly bother with for my own), and she carried on for awhile after I had to leave, now the bike is still in parts on her porch. I think I'll have to go reassemble it for her.

    So, I guess, Siu, it's better to be fully compulsive then sorta compulsive.
    They told me to wear more lycra, and I said "no, no, no."

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    Gee thanks for the support!
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    Quote Originally Posted by StupidlyBrave View Post
    You know, you could make lemonade when you have lemons ;-)
    Or add triple sec, tequila, and salt and have a margarita...

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    Can't stand symmetry? OMG...we really are brother and sister. That's one of my habits that has annoyed MANY a people. Maybe its an engineer thing...maybe you should have been an engineer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StupidlyBrave View Post
    You know, you could make lemonade when you have lemons ;-)
    Yeah, but then she would obsess over getting just the right amount of sugar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Krink View Post
    I have a friend who got about halfway to OCD, and then stopped. She starts a project, does it with stunning perfection and thoroughness...then stops before completion. I helped her start to clean her bike a few weeks ago (something I hardly bother with for my own), and she carried on for awhile after I had to leave, now the bike is still in parts on her porch. I think I'll have to go reassemble it for her.

    So, I guess, Siu, it's better to be fully compulsive then sorta compulsive.
    Ahh, that's just a variation of the problem. They don't complete things because they think the job will not be perfect. Some people won't even start a job or procrastinate because of these thoughts. In their mind, it's better to fail because they didn't finish the work or never even did it, than to fail because the work wasn't good enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajay677 View Post
    Ahh, that's just a variation of the problem. They don't complete things because they think the job will not be perfect. Some people won't even start a job or procrastinate because of these thoughts. In their mind, it's better to fail because they didn't finish the work or never even did it, than to fail because the work wasn't good enough.
    So, you work obsessively and you have OCD. You don't work at all, and you have OCD. And, everything in between and you have OCD.

    They told me to wear more lycra, and I said "no, no, no."

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    Google 'OCD and SSRI'. If it is at the stage at which it is affecting your work negatively, perhaps it is time to think of changing the status quo.
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