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PSA: just because you like things in patterns and straight lines, and dislike things seeming ‘out of place’, it doesn NOT mean you have OCD.

It is actually a thing most humans have in common- our brains tend to prefer patterns and order, and respond badly to things that are very obviously outside this order.

Of course, this presents in different severities in different people, but unless broken patterns and lack of order cause you actual distress, perhaps linked to the believe that bad things will happen if the order is broken (for instance harm to yourself of death of a loved one), then it’s probably not a great idea to go round calling it ‘your OCD’.

There’s a lot more to OCD than that, but I’m so tired of hearing people reducing it to a term (eg, “my OCD is showing”) referring to their preference for orders or cleanliness. It reduces people’s views of OCD sufferers to fussy mysophobics, when it’s generally more to do with compulsive rituals (which can be obsessive cleaning, but could also revolve around tapping, checking things a certain amount of times, doing other things a certain number of times of for a strict length of time).  

Thank you :)





A man just walked past me and said “excuse me, but you look very nice tonight darlin” I said thank you and he said you’re welcome and walked off. And that is how you compliment a woman without harassing them

No, that is still unsolicited, and thus, harassment. No amount of “darlins” is gonna make me not want to punch your ass for coming on to me without provocation.






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