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I know i dont have OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder) but i find myself doing weird really organized..super neat freak...everything always has to be in order, and pictures always have to be straight, i get really uneasy when im some where messy and un organized. i even cleaned and organized my grade 10 math teachers desk because it was so messy! i also will only pee in a public toilet if its the second to last stall...its really weird...i also get urges to wash my hands..none of this ever gets in the way really unless i want to use the bathroom and that ones out of order...or i feel dirty and theres no where to wash..its strange..does anybody else have weird feelings like this?
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I am also a Class 1 Neat Freak. I HATE it when things are out of order, especially in my own home. I can't go upstairs to get ready for bed unless the downstairs is neat, and all the dirty dishes are in the dishwasher. I am extremely annoyed by my Social Studies teacher's room, which is so disorganized you couldn't find a 20 foot python if it slithered past you.

I also am wierd about using public restrooms. I'm not partial about stalls, but I hate peeing in public. Unless there is no on in there, that's the only time I'll go. Otherwise, I sit and wait until they all leave...

So, you are not alone. I'm sure several others can back you up as well

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Everyone has Obsessive Compulsive Disorder to some degree. A lot of people like to be neat and others are too lazy to be neat lol. Every time i walk into an old school of mine i always attract attention to the floor because there is a pattern and i always think that i cant step on the red because its fire and it will burn so i have to stay on the blue because its safe, haha. It is fine to be tidy and neat and i think a lot of people dont like to use public bathrooms, i dont.
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Actually no, not everyone has OCD to any degree, the same way not everyone has clinical depression or is bipolar.

Saying that is actually a form of co-opting from those who DO have that disability, so let's not generalize for the sake of hyperbole, eh?

As well, everyone who is not neat or ordered in their physical space isn't merely lazy: plenty simply have other areas of focus or concern or other ways their brains work.

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