I’ve never been diagnosed with OCD and I don’t think that it’s something I have. Although, maybe I should mention it to my psychiatrist, I’ve never said anything about it to him before. I just like things organized. I have 2 drawers for filing documents; everything is arranged in alphabetical order. My clothes are arranged by type (tank top, t-shirt, etc) and by color. My spice cabinet is organized by name and by size of the bottle. I pretty much do this with everything, my books, DVDs, medicine cabinet, almost every cabinet, and the closets. I don’t see anything wrong with having each hanger one finger width apart. Each tank top has to be on the same exact type of hanger, and same goes for t-shirts, long-sleeve shirts, etc. Sometimes I must have things that organized, but other times I do okay knowing when things aren’t perfectly organized how I want them. I think of my organizational skills as a positive. Whenever something needs to be found, I know exactly where to find it.

3 thoughts on “I’m Not OCD, I’m Just Organized

  1. This is a post I’m glad you’ve written because so many people claim to be OCD because they like organization and cleanliness. In reality there is much more to OCD than that. Having been recently diagnosed with it, I’m still learning about it. There is absolutely nothing wrong with wanting things organized. I think we find security in it, in a way. One thing worth mentioning (and I’m not suggesting you have OCD) – you have a form of anxiety and OCD is an anxiety disorder, so if anything it may just be that some of those tendencies get pulled from different anxiety disorders. For instance, I am diagnosed with OCD and GAD, but I also have panic attacks. I am not diagnosed with panic disorder though, my doctor considers them a part of my GAD pulling from the countless ways anxiety can manifest. Does that make sense? lol I’m having a hard time explaining it.

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    1. Yes, that does make sense. When I was in rehab (a year long treatment center) we were required to clean and organized every Sunday. Everything has to pass inspection or else you had to do it again. I think that’s where I got my desires for organization and cleanliness, because I wasn’t like this before I got sober.

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