Yes. That is the hardest part about OCD. Trying to differentiate between yourself and OCD. The key is not to search for the answer. Live with the uncertainty and eventually the truth will seem more obvious
Ummmm YES I think that completely describes OCD. Like there is not voice of reason. That’s why we can’t reason our way out of this.
Resist the urge to seek reassurance from others. It won't help and will only reinforce the OCD thought.
Is this reassurance? I didnt notice
@Kittiess It can be hard to recognize. But anytime you are asking things like "Is this OCD?" "Does this make me a bad person?" Is this going to happen?" Am I going crazy?" "Do you think I'm capable of really doing what I'm afraid of?" All of that is seeking reassurance. Its a compulsion, so its hard to stop. At least for me.
@Lms526 Oh okay thank you for that. It can be tricky to catch