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How do you know if you have ocd? I think I do but the things I obsess over have nothing to do with dp. They might have something to do with the reasons I have dp. I'll try to explain that...

When I'm at school, in class, talking to teachers..I try to think of ways to stand out in class besides things other students do. I try to think of things that will make me sound smarter..somehow more special than they are so the teacher will think I'm above average. I can't just say the things other students say I have to think of something deeper and more meaningful. And when they don't acknowledge this...I pretty much...tear myself down? I don't really get depressed I just start thinking of things I should've said and make sure the next time I talk to my teacher, or say something in class, I will be able to prove how intellegent and different I am. Ok sorry to get a little off topic but I'm pretty sure I'm being obsessive about these things. Well if I am...is it something that is contributing to my dp at all? This seems to be my main problem..obsessing over things but I'm not even obsesssing over dp at all. Does anyone else do this?
 
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How do you know if you have ocd? I think I do but the things I obsess over have nothing to do with dp. They might have something to do with the reasons I have dp. I'll try to explain that...

When I'm at school, in class, talking to teachers..I try to think of ways to stand out in class besides things other students do. I try to think of things that will make me sound smarter..somehow more special than they are so the teacher will think I'm above average. I can't just say the things other students say I have to think of something deeper and more meaningful. And when they don't acknowledge this...I pretty much...tear myself down? I don't really get depressed I just start thinking of things I should've said and make sure the next time I talk to my teacher, or say something in class, I will be able to prove how intellegent and different I am. Ok sorry to get a little off topic but I'm pretty sure I'm being obsessive about these things. Well if I am...is it something that is contributing to my dp at all? This seems to be my main problem..obsessing over things but I'm not even obsesssing over dp at all. Does anyone else do this?
 

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Hey Lauren, I agree with Charger. Sounds to me you want to be noticed as above average iq and not the norm. The fact that you brought this up says to me that you are above average. I find that if i relax and let go my intellect functions more smoothly and naturally and i don't have to stress about what to say. It flows out more easily. (if you know what i mean)
I have OCD and earlier on as a child before ocd symptoms began I had these same feelings you're describing. So therefore, I believe it's not OCD.
 

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Hey Lauren, I agree with Charger. Sounds to me you want to be noticed as above average iq and not the norm. The fact that you brought this up says to me that you are above average. I find that if i relax and let go my intellect functions more smoothly and naturally and i don't have to stress about what to say. It flows out more easily. (if you know what i mean)
I have OCD and earlier on as a child before ocd symptoms began I had these same feelings you're describing. So therefore, I believe it's not OCD.
 

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you sound perfectly normal to me-- it's good for a student to think of deeper and more meaningful ideas and answers than just sitting their and bealiving everything your teacher teach you--- maybe you are too conscious about how well you speak- well thats not bad as well
 

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you sound perfectly normal to me-- it's good for a student to think of deeper and more meaningful ideas and answers than just sitting their and bealiving everything your teacher teach you--- maybe you are too conscious about how well you speak- well thats not bad as well
 
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