Tag Archives: Obsessive–compulsive personality disorder

Understanding Personality Disorders

by on October 12, 2017

Eventually, in everyone’s life, they will come across a person with a personality disorder (PD). It may be a family member, co-worker, neighbor, or friend. Usually, it is hard to discern if a person has a PD at the beginning of the relationship, but eventually, it comes to light. Having an accurate understanding will keep… (more…)

The Obsessive Narcissist: Stopping the Suffocation

by on July 21, 2017

Certain professionals such as attorneys, surgeons, and pilots are highly valued for their persistence, myopic focus, and single-minded determination. These traits enable a person to be very successful in environments that not only encourage but reinforce this behavior. After all, no one wants a surgeon who is easily distracted while performing open-heart surgery. But when… (more…)

How OCPDs Escape Responsibility

by on May 30, 2017

People with Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCPD) can seem to be overly responsible at first. But given time, their ability to escape responsibility becomes clear. After all, everyone has the same amount of time in a given day and while OCPDs seem to be more productive when compared to others, in reality they are less… (more…)

How to Differentiate between Different Personality Disorders

by on September 1, 2016

It can be a daunting task to differentiate between personality disorders (PD). There is so much cross-over from one type to another that a person may appear to have multiple PD’s. While the DSM-V chose not to use the five model factor as described in Widiger and Costa’s book, Personality Disorders and the Five-Factor Model… (more…)

10 Signs You Are Married to Someone with a Personality Disorder

by on July 20, 2016

It is hard to remember a time when the marriage was tranquil. Rather, each year brings more drama, intensity, frustration, distance, and hostility. Efforts to improve the situation are temporary and shallow at best. There is something else happening other than poor communication skills. It might just be that one spouse has a personality disorder…. (more…)

Living Someone Who Has Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder

by on July 7, 2016

From the outside looking in, things look perfect. That is precisely the impression a person with Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCPD) intends to give. They seem to be the model spouse, parent, friend, and most especially employee. And they have many rewards, honors, recognitions, and promotions to prove it. But things are not what they… (more…)

The Three Personality Disorders Prevalent in Religious Environments

by on July 5, 2016

If only churches, synagogues, and mosques were safe places for people to learn about God and grow spiritually. But sadly, many are not. Rather, they can become safe places for three of the most intense personality disorders. Regardless of the religious belief system that a person subscribes to, these three disorders can be found within… (more…)

Difference between Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

by on May 4, 2016

It is amazing the difference one word can make. Add the word “Personality” to Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and it changes the definition and classification. There are some similarities such as obsessive and compulsive traits, thoughts and actions. However the underlying disorder is extremely different. Here is the DSM-V definition of both: Obsessive Compulsive Personality… (more…)

Top Ten Wrong Assumptions about Personality Disorders

by on April 21, 2016

After working with many persons diagnosed with a personality disorder and their family members, there are several mistaken assumptions that seem to be commonly held. Here are ten of these errors: Personality Traits = Personality Disorder. A person can have the traits of a personality disorder without being fully diagnosed. For instance, they may demonstrate… (more…)

Understanding Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder

by on September 23, 2013

The name Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCPD) often gets confused with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) but it is definitely not the same. It is however the same in that there are obsessive and compulsive traits, thoughts, and actions. For instance, OCDs are obsessed with being clean and therefore do compulsive behaviors such as excessive hand… (more…)

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