Sunday, April 09, 2006


I came across the description below of an addiction or compulsive disorder...... it immediately struck me that I could take away one word, and so many others could be filled in.

Of course this whole thing started when I wondered if I were a tad bit obsessive/compulsive....and I decided, Yes, I am, because I can focus so completely on something I enjoy, or want to get done that for a period of time everything else falls to the wayside, gets neglected, or just the bare minimum of attention. From reading the article...I would have at first thought that was a bad thing, and if my obsessions controlled my everyday thoughts, emotions, kept me from accomplishing certain things, then yes they are a bad thing, but I am thinking that in some things, I have to do that, I have to have a sort of tunnel vision to accomplish the task/or whatever to the best of my abilities. My greatest successes have always been achieved in just such a way.

is a natural part of a well-rounded life. But if you have an overwhelming need for ******** and are so intensely preoccupied with this need that it interferes with your job and your relationships, you may have a problem called compulsive ********* behavior.

You may spend inordinate amounts of time in ******** related activities and neglect important aspects of your day-to-day life in social, occupational and recreational areas. You may find yourself failing repeatedly at attempts to reduce or control your ******** activities or desires.

******** behavior becomes a problem and is considered compulsive when it's repeated often enough to interfere with your normal daily living and with your relationships.

People who are ********* obsessed can be married and appear to live otherwise normal lives, though they may have difficulty establishing and maintaining emotional intimacy.

******* obsessive behavior tends to be chronic, intense and beyond your control. Although you may seek gratification through ******** compulsive behavior, you're unlikely to achieve fulfillment over the long term. In fact, you may feel that your life is becoming increasingly empty. People with compulsive ******* behavior often use *******as an escape from other problems, such as loneliness, depression, anxiety or stress.

1 comment:

Phil said...

So what's your obsession? What do you fill in the blank with?