Could people With OCD be experiencing a sensitivity to Causality?

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  1. Shadowprophet

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    Causality - Wikipedia

    I've had these thoughts for a long time, I'm severely OCD, Luckily it doesn't show up in forums very much.
    People can say, Oh well I can identify with that, Can you? Can you really? Do you spend ten minutes repeating the same action because if you don't the probable outcome would be different? I know some people do...
    So I'm not judging harshly if people say they have OCD, I just have it severely is all. It's not as bad as you would think though. It's not constant, just at times, I do this. Anyway. I've often thought.

    OCD, At least in my case, has always been an I had better repeat that action, or something bad will happen kind of feeling. I've wondered If its possible, that people have these urges because of some connection to causality?

    I could give a quick rundown on causality and what it is, But, I doubt that's necessary, I'm sure most of you know. So, yes yes, I know Concepts like causality are not proven, But That's beside the point that concepts like causality have been theorized upon, And I still find myself wondering, Is there a possible connection to OCD and causality? Are we glitching in causality because of some event that is transpiring with a counterpart? Could OCD be some sort of sensitivity to Causality and one must consider this, If you follow Quantum physics, If causality actually exists, Those counterparts "are us" there would be quantum connections between us simply because of how causality branches out. we would be connected at the roots to our counterparts because we shared the exact same past. That is by every definition a quantum connection.

    Could this Mental Quark, Called OCD, Somehow be a shared sensitivity between local causality?

    What are your thoughts on this guys?
     
  2. Sheltie

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    Just curious, have you ever taken the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator test?
     
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  3. Shadowprophet

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    No, I didn't know there was such a test, I'm reading up on it now. Mostly I've been diagnosed by my psychiatrist, I'm bipolar and OCD. Along with some other things. But I do wonder, If someone spends their life going to auto mechanics, They will also find problems with peoples cars as well, But I do still continue to go because of anxiety though.

    It's been that way most of my life. I don't consider it an abnormal thing, It's just always been that way for me since I was young.
     
  4. Sheltie

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    The Myers-Briggs Test is a really interesting evaluation of personality. As long as you keep in mind that it's not a perfect science and has some flaws it can be very useful. INTJ's, for instance, are known for their OCD tendencies.
     
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  5. pepe

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    My views on this affliction revert to control.

    In a world that we appear to control anyone can become ill or die in an instant without justifications. If we lived a life of certainty then I doubt some would feel the need to over correct their behaviour.

    Fault is an evil finger.
     
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  6. pepe

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    I don't know if I suffer any mental condition as I refuse to explore this field for personal reasons of sanity.

    My logic is that if you are down one day and up the next, then it's the way I am. I do sense this in me as I'm sure many will agree they too have good and bad days. If I went to a professional and mentioned this, they would deem me with a condition and drug me.
     
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  7. Shadowprophet

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    I see your philosophical point here, Is it illness or is it normality for those people. I've wondered those things myself sometimes.
     
  8. pepe

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    Once the professional ball is rolling I guess it's a done deal.

    I will lose my mind at some point I'm sure but I will be the judge, jury and ultimately executioner of my own destiny. I intend to go out disgracefully as time will harden opinion.

    Self worth is an issue many spend too much time worrying about. It doesn't matter if I'm short of the mark in some areas as there are some I exceed in. I worry about meeting people who I know are successful because I ponder on what they will make of me but when I meet them I see they are the same as me but have lived another life style is all.

    My choice to not conform has an attraction to their eye. I can't say the same about them.
     
  9. Kchoo

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    Anxiety, for me, is non existent when I remind myself that in a hundred years nobody is going to care what I do today.
     
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  10. Kchoo

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    OCD is just a symptom of the twisted thought.. a tape playing that says, “I am going to be in trouble if I don’t make sure I do everything right,”.

    Causality of emotion is internal... has nothing to do with what happens outside of us, as much as how we perceive how we fit into the external. And again, nobody cares.
     
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    Anxiety has me the days before a new contract.

    I empty the day before as if in fight or flight mode. When I get amongst it, it stops. Also before an actual fight I get the same sensation. Hate the thought of what can go wrong but when I'm inside it I have control of what was worrying me so.

    Even the small job I have to do soon has given me a little job already. Just want to get there and be doing it already.
     
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  12. Kchoo

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    But it’s funny.... once I came to these realizations for myself... I was not as motivated to do something, anything important.... because I realized I was just collecting.... collecting grades, degrees, career steps... and it meant nothing to anyone but me.

    Now I just do what I do because I am good at it, and It passes the time while making a few bucks... basically, boredom kicks in...

    I think that is why I spend time here, At least on here I get to do something, even if it is just passing time when I am not working to pass the time...

    So the only thing that motivates me now is fear of being bored, yet I am bored most of the time. lol.

    Life is full of ironies... fix one, there is another...

    As Pepe says, we are perfect that way, yeah?

    I bet Being a schychologist is a great gig, because the gig never really ends when a person wants to keep trying fix themselves, and when they do, they still wonder what is wrong, because now they are bored... lol...
     
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  13. Kchoo

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    Small jobs are sometimes the most rewarding. you can see the results sooner. :)

    I get great satisfaction in completing something. In the job I do, I create masterpieces, but perception of perfection from others isn’t the same, so I revise, until they feel it is their masterpiece, and I tell them thanks for the feedback, their finer details made a better results, and helped me feel like part of a team and as a result, WE made a masterpiece.

    90 percent of the time we want validation, 10 percent of the time we feel validated. It’s the fix that drives us.
     

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