I have some quirky behaviors that some might call OCD. Personally it's just my way of dealing with absent-mindedness. I do things the same way every day habitually. Like getting ready in the morning. In this way I remember important tasks that I would otherwise forget to do. I'm not so brainless that I would forget my pants but I might forget to feed the dog and that would be a bad thing.
My mom, brother, and sister all have quirky OCD tendencies, and they are all Js: INFJ, INTJ, ISTJ. My mom is the worst, but they all get upset when these tendencies are disrupted. My brother and I used to work at the same place. And he told me that he had to tap these stacks of papers laying on a table every time he went down this one hallway. And if the stacks weren't perfectly straight, he would fix them. Well...after he told me this, every time I went down that hallway, I would mess up the stacks, just a little, because I knew it would drive him crazy...I'm evil. :crazy: I don't think he ever knew that I did that.
I am a former OCD sufferer. I didn't understand why an OCD sufferer would use medication that would help with their symptoms, only to gain an immunity and go through a relapse. I skipped this approach and went for the more drastic and traumatic Cognitive Behavior Therapy. I'm free of all compulsions as of four years ago. I still have obsessive thoughts from time to time, but that is it.
I'm surprised by most OCD support groups I see on the Internet. Very few of the individual users actually undergo CBT. Instead they want to empower themselves. Eff that. Plunge in and never look back.
OCD is a very broad diagnosis and can apply to almost any one who displays interruptive obsessions OR compulsions. In my experience, I've found N's to be more OBSESSIVE than S's and J's to be more COMPULSIVE than P's. xNxP's that have OCD seem to be much more obsessional -- going over and over things in their head without end. xSxJ's seem the most compulsive - they have to do things in a certain way, and many I think have traits approaching OCPD rather than OCD. xSxP's seem the most immune to the symptoms.
I am an INFJ and have been diagnosed with OCD sometimes. I don't know if I really have it, or it just seems that way due to other issues I have. Regardless, I have a lot of OCD traits, both obsessions and compulsions.
I am an INFP and have been diagnosed with highly obsessive thoughts but not really any compulsive behaviors in the stereotypical OCD sense. I engage in some to relieve the fear associated with the obsessive thoughts, but it is actually that my compulsion IS the thoughts themselves. I have compulsive behavior tendencies but nothing as severe as the obsessive thoughts. So maybe the N is correlated with obsessions?
This is such an old post... Well, I'm INTP and I went through some episodes of Primarily Obsessional OCD. I had the toughest time with the Religious type, from which I developed compulsions such as confessing my sins three times a week, praying the Rosary even though I didn't want too, and saying my prayers over and over if I felt they were not good enough. If I didn't, I'd go to Hell. Fear and guilt were off the charts...
Then, I had this awful, constantly intrusive thought that if I didn't become a priest, I would have a misarable life because it wouldn't be what God wanted. No more compulsions, just constant axiety, guilt and fear. That's when I knew it went too far, in a religion driven by fear of Hell and fear of destined unhappiness. Then I realised, I never really loved Jesus or anything, I was just terrified (I grew in a Catholic country, went to Catholic school, so it was in my system since I was old enough to say "Mum").
Now I don't go too deep into any religion, even though some of it is fascinating, I do not appeal to any organised religious system. So yeah, INTP guys usually get the obsessional type.
Sorry for being a little late to the party, but I was just diagnosed with OCD (mostly for just harm OCD) about a year and a half ago. I am also an INFJ personality type. Anyone else an INFJ or know one with OCD?
I'm an INFP and I've had OCD for almost ten years, it started when I was 13 or something like that. I tend to be a highly anxious person in general. My OCD symptoms are not that bad, I can generally manage them when I'm in public but I've noticed that they get significantly worse when I'm in stressful situations.