I think that ADD and OCD are really closely related(I talked to my docter about this the other day). I think there's also a correlation with anxiety. I happen to be diagnosed with all three...I'm wondering if this trio: anxiety/OCD/ADD, is related to INTP tendencies. Perhaps the way our brains funtion makes us more susceptible.I used to really think I had OCD... Now I display more ADD symptoms.
What's up with that?
I'm diagnosed with Tourette's Syndrome and I almost certainly have OCD. My Tourette's tics have, for the most part, dwindled down to the point where it's rarely noticed.I have a lot of OCD (and I strongly suspect Tourettes) tendencies and ticks, but being neat has certainly never been one of them - in fact, I almost have an obsession about needing to be surrounded by chaos (extreme neatness and order bothers me for some reason).
My childhood OCD and laser-focus transformed into adult ADHD-Pi.
*shakes fist at Ti-Si loop*Speaking to this pull that Ashenstar brought up, I feel the thinking function in INTPs wants to run wild and collect limitless amounts of information, but then the intuitive, secondary function steps in and demands the information be organized. Of course, both processes, to some degree, are internal. I think something funky going on with the tertiary function, the sensing, has something to do with this irrational need for order (OCD) stepping in and damaging the INTP life.
This is exactly how I feel and why I believe my OCD to be even more draining to me than it would be to most people.I would think that if an INTP had issues with OCPD they would be constantly struggling between the two very different aspects of themselves subjecting them to living as a paradox. ITNP is going to pull one way.... OCPD is going to pull the opposite way and the INTP is going to be somewhere is the middle frustrated.
From what I've read about INTJ it is something that I have always tried to be... but just can't manage. At one point when I took the MBTI test I tested as an INTJ ( this is a 1 out of 5 result) and that was due to the fact that I answered not as I am.. but what I am always struggling to be.
I relate to this. I check multiple times my pockets to make sure I have everything on me before I leave home, I do this in an orderly fashion. In a sense, it is a developed trait that stems exactly from the extreme negative experiences of losing stuff. However, I was quite the organizing ever since I was a toddler. My most vivid and early memory as a toddler was organizing cookies so I could eat them more efficiently.I'm diagnosed with Tourette's Syndrome and I almost certainly have OCD. My Tourette's tics have, for the most part, dwindled down to the point where it's rarely noticed.I have a lot of OCD (and I strongly suspect Tourettes) tendencies and ticks, but being neat has certainly never been one of them - in fact, I almost have an obsession about needing to be surrounded by chaos (extreme neatness and order bothers me for some reason).
The OCD is evident in a number of ways. Just taking a look around, I see that I work very hard to keep my spaces orderly, which doesn't come naturally to me. My iPhone in front of me has 100+ apps organized neatly on 1 page, with everything thoughtfully ordered and labeled. Each time I shower, I pay close attention to any fuzz, hair, or anything else that happens to be on the wall or in the tub so that I can avoid or remove it. I recall reading that many INTPs have a tendency to lock their keys in their cars or homes, but not I. Before I close the door, I check multiple times to ensure that I have the keys.
Those are just a few examples that come to mind. It's not anything too noticeable, but it's there.