It absolutely can be. It depends.
Like constant researching on the obsession you’re having?
@MRR7221 yes, if ur researching for reassurance or to make yourself feel better about your obsession then it can become a compulsion ~
If I hear a comment or question and I'm not 100% personally certain about the validity behind said statement, I will have to look it up immediately. The longer it takes me to find the answer, the higher my anxiety gets. My husband just says I'm a "Know it all" but it's never too prove to anyone that they're wrong and I never boast i just personally have to know. Like immediately. Lol
Yes!! This is the same as me lol. I really need to know the answer like right away about something or how I’m feeling. Otherwise I’ll begin to panic pretty badly lol
@MRR7221 That sounds like it could be tipping into compulsion.
yes, you do not need to search as much as you currently do if it’s for reassurance