OCPD

OCPD

OCD vs OCPD

 It is estimated that approximately 1 out of 100 people have OCPD (Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder).  
 
The OCPD personality has an overwhelming need for rules, regulations and order.   They tend to have a problem with letting others work independently, without micromanaging every aspect of the project.
 
They are typically not open to a variety of ways of doing things because they feel that their way is THE only right way.   They are often very efficient, moral and ethical people, which in their mind, supports their position.
 
They are typically compulsive list makers. Their co-workers or employees often think of them as a “control freak”.
 
Unlike OCD sufferers who realize their thinking is faulty, the OCPD feels justified in their actions and beliefs which often adversely affects their job harmony and family/friend relationships.
 
Sadly, children of an OCPD parent usually feel completely controlled and harshly criticized.  They feel like they can never do anything right or good enough, which feeling can stay with them throughout their whole life.  They might also not feel accepted or loved by that parent.
 
Although labeled as a personality disorder, psychiatrists often suggest SSRI’s (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor) which lead me to believe the personality might be softened if the person works on their myelin.
 
Because the OCPD personally sees their lifestyle as a preferable way to live, it usually takes a loss or potential loss of a relationship for them to consent to change… i.e. becoming less ridged and work on relationships and relaxation.

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