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pai 😽
8d ago
  • "Pure" OCD
  • Pedophilic Obsessions OCD

does anyone else relate to this? sometimes i say things (with no bad or creepy intent) and then later later on when ocd latches on to it i think about alllll the horrible ways it could be interpreted and i feel so gross. and i worry someone could take it the wrong way and see me as a creep. like my mind doesn’t think dirty when i say things and my mind doesn’t go dark so i don’t even realize how it could be interpreted that way because i don’t even think like that.

LisbethS
8d ago
I recognize that pattern in myself, yes! One reason why I have social anxiety and often tend avoid people is that it is so draining afterwards to be obsessing about everything I might have said "wrong". Rather than creepy (even if sometimes that too) I'd be worried about if I hurt someone or if I was perceived to be an idiot. Right now I'm having a slight obsession about someone condescending me in a discussion yesterday and then per msg today. When the rumination concerns something like this, I feel so ambiguous, because at the same time I'd like to take my feelings seriously, but at the same time I start to worry that I might be a narcissist, because such small things make me vexed. So yes, similar tendency, less of the specific worry of me being perceived as creepy but rather a non-empathetic, annoying, ignorant or stupid. So tiring...
LisbethS
8d ago
*tend to *as a... person Perfectionism OCD? 😂 I'm also non-native speaker, as probably detectable haha - but the mistakes, which even I myself notice, have to be corrected 😅