Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder
An enduring and pervasive pattern of preoccupation with orderliness, perfectionism, and mental and interpersonal control, at the expense of flexibility, openness, and efficiency
Is there a test for Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder?
Only a licensed mental health professional can diagnose a mental illness. However, people with obsessive-compulsive personality traits are more likely to answer "yes" to the following questions:
Do you spend so much time creating lists and plans that you end up running out of time to actually complete your tasks?
Do you find it difficult to complete tasks because you spend a lot of time doing everything accurately and correctly?
Are you completely dedicated to your work or do you strive to be productive at all times?
Do you often do work while on vacation because you hate wasting time?
Do you have high standards for what is right and what is wrong?
Do you often insist that others behave according to your rules?
Do you find it difficult to work with others when they don't do their jobs exactly the way you want them to?
Are you extremely frugal because you might need money in case of emergency or disaster?
Do you find it very difficult to part with your possessions?
Do you find it very difficult to change plans once you have made them?
Have other people ever called you "headstrong" or "stubborn"?
If you answered yes to several of these questions, you may have obsessive-compulsive personality traits. If they cause you significant suffering, impairment, or stress, psychotherapy can help.
What are the symptoms of Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder?
Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder manifests itself through a variety of different symptoms. These may include:
Intense feelings of doubt and excessive caution
Constant preoccupation with details, rules, lists, order, organization and plans
Excessive perfectionism that hinders the completion of tasks
Disproportionate focus on achievement while neglecting pleasure and relationships
Strong rigidity and stubbornness
Insistence that others conform exactly to one's rules and ideas
If you suffer from these or other mental health symptoms, schedule your first appointment today.