Take our OCD quiz (below) to see whether you have any traits of OCD.
Do you have any traits of OCD?
Our OCD quiz helps to see if you have any traits of OCD. There are a number of questions throughout the quiz that ask you questions regarding any obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviours, and other areas.
Please note that the quiz is just to see if you have any traits of OCD- it does not diagnose OCD. Unfortunately, we don't have the capabilities to offer diagnosis. If you score highly on the OCD quiz, we would recommend speaking to your GP.
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What is OCD?
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a mental health disorder that can affects people of all ages and race. It happens when a person gets caught in this vicious cycle of obsessions and compulsions. Obsessions are unwanted, intrusive thoughts, images, or urges that trigger intensely distressing feelings. Compulsions are behaviours an individual engages in to attempt to get rid of the obsessions and/or decrease his or her distress.
We all have obsessive thoughts and/or compulsive behaviours at some point in our lives, this does not mean have OCD. To be diagnosed with OCD, the obsessive and compulsive cycle has to be at an extreme level . It consumes the person’s life. This means that it takes valuable time away(more than 1hour a day) from the person, time away from his/ her daily activities , causes major distress, impairs work, social and important personal functions.
Common challenges of OCD:
- Intrusive Thoughts
- Obsessed with order and symmetry
- Checking and double checking
- Overly sceptical in any given situation
"I spend a lot of time cleaning my house."
"People always comment that I to mutter and repeat phrases under my breath."
"I love to see things arranged in orderly manner."
Common OCD strengths
Good organizational skills
This is like the superpower of someone who is OCD. This ability allows a person with OCD to foresee, plan, sequence and categorise events, projects and an organization / office efficiently. They are highly productive individuals.
Imaginative / creative
The creativity is different, the OCD brain is super active and tends to think of all the “bad” things in a given situation but it also is can be redirected is an asset during a brainstorming session or to coming up brand new ideas.
Attention to detail
People with OCD have an eye for detail. They do this effortlessly. If you want something to be perfect, they are the perfect person for the job.
Determined and resilient
This is another superpower. A lot of world class athletes have trace OCD. Having OCD means that they are determined to perfect their game and have no issues with repetitively practicing to improve.
People with OCD have it quite difficult on a daily basis and therefore are naturally very empathetic and understanding of the difficulties and struggles of others.
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Examples of good jobs for people with OCD:
- Event planner / manager
- Administration roles
- Project management
- Copywriting / editing
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