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Pooh-Bah
Location: Bristol
Member Since: 6th Jan 2005
Total posts: 1785
Posted:I work with a girl who has obsessive compulsive disorder and she 'has' to have a bath or shower at least twice a day which is relatively normal for an OCD sufferer but there one really really wierd thing...she won't go into any shops that begin with the letter 'A'!!

This go me and my friends thinking, everyone has their own strange little quirks and some of them are quite wierd

I can't sleep unless my duvet is the right way round and the right way up....i tried to do it but i just can't! I lasted about 10 seconds before i had to turn it round.

my friend refuses to sit at a certain table in the pub because the pattern in the tiles next to it are messed up and he can't stand it, that and he won't eat food if it has touched another type of food on his plate!

so i'm sure everyone out there has a wierd thing that they do..like turning the light switches on and off three times when you enter a room or walking around a chair twice before you sit down?? Share it with us!!


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Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hastings
Member Since: 2nd Jan 2004
Total posts: 4172
Posted:i do the food thing too. when i get given a plate dinner i separate all the food in sections on the plate not touching.

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Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Warwickshire
Member Since: 27th Aug 2002
Total posts: 3136
Posted:you need one of those plates which has little dividers on smile

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Pigeon_Wigeon
Pigeon_Wigeon

Say what?
Location: Surrey/Portsmouth
Member Since: 24th Dec 2004
Total posts: 4760
Posted:Yup!!! My friend cant stand having sockets switched on if theres no plug in them.... I dont know if I have any *wanders off to think about it*

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munkypunks
munkypunks

enthusiast, but not enthusiastic
Location: Los Angeles, California
Member Since: 21st Jan 2005
Total posts: 367
Posted:I did the food thing when I was a kid. I wouldn't even eat cereal with milk in it. But I grew out of it around high school. I didn't realize how common that apparently is.

I know a guy who doesn't like to touch things in public - like the button to press to cross the street - he'll pull his sleeve over his hand or do it with his elbow. Once I was wearing high heels and touched a lamppost to steady myself going around a corner, and he was all, I can't believe you touched that! Oh, like I'd rather teeter around in 4" heels!

My weirdnesses that way are that I always tie a knot in the straw paper (drinking straws) and pull it like a wishbone. Ages ago, my sister told me that if the knot comes out, someone's thinking about you, and it's become a habit. And if possible I always have to have a drink of water after using a public restroom. I tell myself it's about hydration, but I don't do it at home, so I don't know.


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Fine_Rabid_Dog
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Location: They seek him here, they seek ...
Member Since: 26th May 2004
Total posts: 10530
Posted:Written by: flid

you need one of those plates which has little dividers on smile



much like prison ones... or state schools untouched by jamie oliver ubbrollsmile

my houses (boarding and home) are full of turned on switches and no plugs... does it cost anything?


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Pink...?
Pink...?

Mistress of Pink...Multicoloured
Location: Over There
Member Since: 6th Apr 2002
Total posts: 6140
Posted:When i was little, i used to do the food thing too.
I remember screaming at my mum once because my baked beans touched a piece of flan once smile
I grew out of it smile

I cant think of anything I do... *thinks*


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Skulduggery
Skulduggery

Pirate Pixie Crew Captain
Location: Wales
Member Since: 12th Aug 2004
Total posts: 8428
Posted:I flush toilets with my foot..... unless the mean person has a flush you can't do with your foot..... MAGS! ubblol Its not really a compulsion its just something I think I've always done. I don't freak out if I have to use my hand.

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Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hastings
Member Since: 2nd Jan 2004
Total posts: 4172
Posted:Written by: Pink...?

When i was little, i used to do the food thing too.
I remember screaming at my mum once because my baked beans touched a piece of flan once smile



I did that too, cept it was with spagehtti hoops and pizza.
One of those plates would be cool, I want one for my birthday biggrin


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bing!
bing!

i beat my inner child
Location: manchester UK
Member Since: 25th Jan 2005
Total posts: 184
Posted:i think mine is if im the only one in my house i have to check everything is locked in the house three or four times before i go to bed and all the doors in the whole house have to be closed. i know ive locked everything if i go round the house once but its that "ill just make sure" kind of thing
also ... never tried flushing toilets with my feet, interesting weirdness biggrin


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Pooh-Bah
Location: Bristol
Member Since: 6th Jan 2005
Total posts: 1785
Posted:my boyfriend is a bit wierd about checking locks. He'll watch me lock the door, walk down the garden path and then has to go back and check the door even though he knows its locked.

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Spanner
Spanner

remembers when it was all fields round here
Location: in the works... somewhere...
Member Since: 27th Feb 2003
Total posts: 2790
Posted:Written by: starpoi

This go me and my friends thinking, everyone has their own strange little quirks and some of them are quite wierd



There's apparently a school of thought which says that everyone is on the autistic spectrum - it's just that some are more than others, particulary regarding Aspergic traits.

I'm suspected to be on that scale a little higher than most and the number of things I could tell you that I do is probably endless. It's not necessarily a problem though - well, not for me anyway biggrin


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Kansas
Kansas

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Location: Topeka, KS
Member Since: 13th Apr 2005
Total posts: 17
Posted:I am an OCD sufferer and I have alot of different things that I do and I meen alot of things. But to save the figers I will name the weirdest....
1) I have to eat things like pieces of candy in 3. if its not in threes I can't eat 'em.
2) If people happen to touch me with their feet or shoes I have to shower right then and there.
3) I have never danced with a strange boy for fear of getting a cold he has.
4) I carry a bottle of anti-bacterial hand sanatinizer(sp?)everywhere I go, even to parties.
5) When I put on lip gloss it goes from right to left bottom and left to right top.
6) I walk through the house and make sure all the doors are locked 4 times a night at the sametime every night.
7) I don't eat out of public dip bowls or chips and such because of people dubble dipping or having dirty hands.
8) When I shower I clean my hair, then top to bottom, then work my way back up then one more time down.
9) I clean the bathroom every 2nd tues day and every 4th thursday I deep clean my bedroom.
10) When making a list I have to be organized and and most always have to number it..depending on the list as if you can't tell. ubbrollsmile


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roarfire
roarfire

comfortably numb
Location: The countryside
Member Since: 8th Jul 2004
Total posts: 2676
Posted:I believe there is a similar thread to this one lying around somewhere here tongue



Sorry, I've always wanted to do that.


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DragonFury
Draco Iracundia
Location: Adelaide
Member Since: 11th Mar 2005
Total posts: 784
Posted:if there are piles of change, i have to stack them in their denomination, all heads up or heads down, depending on my mood, and if i have time i will put them in order of years.

i'm obsessed with patterns and numbers, i orgainise things in patterns.

ummm... *thinks* i'll get back to you


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pineapple pete
pineapple pete

water based
Location: melbourne
Member Since: 20th Sep 2004
Total posts: 5125
Posted:a mate of mine, if u spin him round in a circle, he has to spin back round in the other direction to straighten himself out. its so much fun to mess with him ubbloco

cheers, pete biggrin


"you know there are no trophys for doing silly things in real life yeah pete?" said ant "you wont get a 'listened to ride of the valkyries all the way to vietnam' trophy"

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JauntyJames
JauntyJames

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hampshire College, MA, USA
Member Since: 22nd Dec 2004
Total posts: 3533
Posted:what if you put him on a tire swing!? that'd be amusing to watch. i want to give your friend a hug

-James

"How do you know if you're happy or sad without a mask? Or angry? Or ready for dessert?"

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Sakura_Moon
Sakura_Moon

Hop's Kitten Jester.
Location: Wonderland igloo, Vic, Austral...
Member Since: 12th Jul 2004
Total posts: 1803
Posted:I'm very strange
My mum had OCD, and i think i may have traces of it or something.

1. When i walk around the house i count my steps...absent mindedly...habit i guess

2. Like Pete's friend, spin me around too much and i dont feel right, i'll just spin the other way now...

3.My fingernails have to be immaculately clean.

4. I always feel really paranoid about smelling wierd...even though people say i dont smell...always carry body spray or perfume around with me....mm...impulse


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roarfire
roarfire

comfortably numb
Location: The countryside
Member Since: 8th Jul 2004
Total posts: 2676
Posted:I don't really have many strange quirks but there is one that I think might be becoming a problem.



Lip Balm. (not girly sparkley gloss)



Everynight I put it on before I go to bed and if I don't put it on I can't sleep. During the day I can't go very long without lip balm or my lips "hurt". It's like this stupid dependance on it and I don't know why. If I don't have it it's like my mind sends a message to my lips to make them ache and go dry and chapped, making me think I need to put some on... even though physically they don't feel or look affected. I know it's becoming a bad habit because I can't work to the best of my ability and do abotu my daily stuff without it.


.All things are beautiful if we take the time to look.

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pineapple pete
pineapple pete

water based
Location: melbourne
Member Since: 20th Sep 2004
Total posts: 5125
Posted:sakura, u forgot, u instantly run ur face to check u dont have food or anything on ur face, the second anyone points to their face biggrin

"you know there are no trophys for doing silly things in real life yeah pete?" said ant "you wont get a 'listened to ride of the valkyries all the way to vietnam' trophy"

*proud owner of the very cute fire_spinning_angel, birgit and neon shaolin*

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funky_hats
funky_hats

eating apples with chopsticks can be rather difficult
Location: Perth, Western Australia
Member Since: 19th Jan 2005
Total posts: 167
Posted:when i was little, i had this thing about germs and poisons, etc. i would allways put my sleeve over my hand to open doors, wash my hands really regually, and was paranoid about poionous stuff. And yes, open doors (including fridges) with my foot and also flush the toilet with my foot.
I then moved to the country, which made it really hard to be paranoid about germs, etc, so i grew out of it!
I never did the food-sorting-thing (im usually too hungry!) biggrin
but i do tend to count things sorta sub-consiously, eg if im hitting the shampoo bottle, i will allways hit it 8 times. or 12, 16, etc. (8 is my favorite number) Sometimes walking around, counting, too.
I allways have to check the door lock twice, and turn the lights of in a particular order, etc.


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funky_hats
funky_hats

eating apples with chopsticks can be rather difficult
Location: Perth, Western Australia
Member Since: 19th Jan 2005
Total posts: 167
Posted:i allways used to think about what a freak i was, then i began to realise how many people do this sort of thing!

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Sakura_Moon
Sakura_Moon

Hop's Kitten Jester.
Location: Wonderland igloo, Vic, Austral...
Member Since: 12th Jul 2004
Total posts: 1803
Posted:yeah
and i also clean my face if anyone starts playing cruel mind games with me...acting like i ahve something on my face....


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roarfire
roarfire

comfortably numb
Location: The countryside
Member Since: 8th Jul 2004
Total posts: 2676
Posted:I also can't sleep with my hair tied back...or if I do (which is rare) I always pull out bits from above my ears so they are covered....all because of some stupid 5 minute childrens cartoon I saw when an earwig crawled into this mans ear he had to get it yanked out with a female earwig on fishing line or something. I think I would have been about 7 hen I saw that....I can never sleep if I don't have hair covering as a 'safety net' so bugs don't crawl into my ears! Yuk...

I can't remember what the show was called but it was always started of with 'this is a true story...it happened to a friend of a friend of mine...'


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pineapple pete
pineapple pete

water based
Location: melbourne
Member Since: 20th Sep 2004
Total posts: 5125
Posted:and its soooo much fun biggrin esp staring at ur ear while u talk to me, but thats off topic

"you know there are no trophys for doing silly things in real life yeah pete?" said ant "you wont get a 'listened to ride of the valkyries all the way to vietnam' trophy"

*proud owner of the very cute fire_spinning_angel, birgit and neon shaolin*

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Sakura_Moon
Sakura_Moon

Hop's Kitten Jester.
Location: Wonderland igloo, Vic, Austral...
Member Since: 12th Jul 2004
Total posts: 1803
Posted:yeah its called "freaky stories"

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DragonFury
Draco Iracundia
Location: Adelaide
Member Since: 11th Mar 2005
Total posts: 784
Posted:i HAVE to brush my teeth before going to bed.

i cant leave the house without my phones, keys, wallet and camera.

and i loved freaky stories, it was heaps funny


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Gherkin
Gherkin

Inventor

Member Since: 6th Apr 2005
Total posts: 117
Posted:I feel semi-naked if I'm walking somewhere outside without my back-pack... Does that count? *ponders*

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Adya Miriyana
Adya Miriyana

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Location: Adelaide
Member Since: 4th Feb 2005
Total posts: 6554
Posted:hmm.. yeah i like the backpack thing too.. i dunno, strange.

i used to do the counting steps thing all the time when i was little, so much that it annoyed the hell out of me and i finally grew out of it.

*ponders* hmm can't really think of anything right now..

oh, and i seem to have poi all the time wherever i go.. though i suspect this is quite common around here.. biggrin


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stroo
stroo

trusty sidekick to superman
Location: oxford, england, uk
Member Since: 23rd Feb 2003
Total posts: 799
Posted:hehe, yeah i have to take my poi everywhere with me. even took them to a university interview! used to be obssessed with washing my hands when i was little. literally couldnt walk past a tap without at least egtting my hands wet.

only other thing is i cat have my duvet with the poppers by my face...only because my mum told me when i was little maggots would come out and eat me in the middle of the night if i did, hehe. thinking about it thats a really mean thing to tell a kid!


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Fine_Rabid_Dog
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Posted:thats seriously evil!

Was she deliberatley trying to traumatise you? eek


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