Date: 7 May 2011 03:42 am (UTC)
nagasvoice: lj default (Default)
From: [personal profile] nagasvoice
You really don't get into medical school without being hellaciously obsessive-compulsive traits (at least) so for that milieu, it's perfectly normal. And a side-order of ambitious and ability to get by on very little sleep. At least, the ones who had to do it on scholarships were like that when I was in school, and there was a lot more grant money for that stuff than there is now.

Date: 7 May 2011 04:18 am (UTC)
nagasvoice: lj default (Default)
From: [personal profile] nagasvoice
Definitely agreeing here.

Totally OTP here, but I love the comma sutra icon!

Date: 7 May 2011 04:11 am (UTC)
staranise: A star anise floating in a cup of mint tea (Default)
From: [personal profile] staranise
Hi! I subscribed a little while ago because I like your journal.

From the third-year psych major in the comments: A person with Obsessive-compulsive Personality Disorder will not stop for any reason until perfection is attained.

I had OCD in my teens. AAAAAHAHAHAHA (gasp) HAHAHA.

That's right. Facing all the cans in your cupboard so they face forward and checking the oven twenty times before you leave the room, instead of doing your homework, is "perfection". Why doesn't EVERYONE want OCD? It's ever so fun!

Date: 7 May 2011 04:46 am (UTC)
staranise: A star anise floating in a cup of mint tea (Default)
From: [personal profile] staranise
I agree about perfectionism. Sometimes people are just okay the way they are! I was really more laughing at people who think OCD turns you into a diligent little worker-bee who's just fantastic to have around.

Date: 7 May 2011 05:00 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] firecat
If, as many commenters to the original blog post noted, a person so described is labeled within the psychology field as having "obsessive compulsive traits," and that label means "kinda like OCD but not negatively affecting the person's life," then someone needs to look at how we are labeling people with effective personalities. Why should everyone be labeled as a psych disorder waiting to happen?

There's a followup post to the original one that addresses this:

Date: 8 May 2011 11:27 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] thejeopardymaze
That reminds me of some of the symptoms said to be affiliated with BPD. While I'm sure that personality problem exists in some, the descriptions were way too vague.

Date: 9 May 2011 04:01 pm (UTC)
mongrelheart: flying cats with no legs (flying cats with no legs)
From: [personal profile] mongrelheart
Hahaha! I particularly love the part about how he (gasp!) takes notes and prefers to attend every lecture himself. Clearly a sign of having a "disorder"!