April 25, 2006
I took this Online Personality Disorder Test a couple of months ago, and it seems my results are the same.. I am high on "Obsessive Compulsive Disorder"…. wonder if this is a negative trait. I suppose I'll have to accept that this is who I really am!
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
What is Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder?
While Obsessive-Compulsive personality disorder (OCDP) sounds similar in name to obsessive-compulsive anxiety disorder, the two are markedly different disorders. People with obsessive-compulsive personality disorder are overly focused on orderliness and perfection. Their need to do everything "right" often interferes with their productivity. They tend to get caught up in the details and miss the bigger picture. They set unreasonably high standards for themselves and others, and tend to be very critical of others when they do not live up to these high standards. They avoid working in teams, believing others to be too careless or incompetent. They avoid making decisions because they fear making mistakes and are rarely generous with their time or money. They often have difficulty expressing emotion.
Symptoms of Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder:
- Need for perfection and excessive discipline
- Preoccupation with orderliness
- Lack of generosity
- Hyper-focus on details and rules
- Excessive devotion to work
The potential for improvement with treatment is better for obsessive-compulsive personality disorder than for other personality disorders. A combination of medication and therapy tends to yield positive results.
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