If you are like me, you spent a majority of your life largely unaware of what OCPD was. When you suddenly stumbled upon it, everything started to make sense. If you have others around you who have OCPD, you see the daily struggles it causes them and the friction that occurs when they try to interact with you and others. You feel helpless and lost with the diagnosis, but you feel relieved that there is a name for the thing you have been dealing with for so long.
OCPD is the abbreviation for a group of mental symptoms that are collectively called obsessive compulsive personality disorder. Many people confuse OCPD with OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder). People can have both; however, OCPD is a pervasive condition that affects the person's entire life and all interactions. A person with OCPD may justify their rigidity and inflexibility using the morals and values their family instilled in them. They don't notice that their OCPD is causing a problem with their interactions with others. Instead they feel that other people aren't being reasonable....
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