Order in the Closet, originally uploaded by alachia.

What’s the difference between being OCD and just anal? I think it has to do with the degree of your psychosis when it comes to perceived order.

Some people really can’t step on cracks in sidewalks or they have to do things in sets of twelve…that’s probably what I call REAL OCD. I think I fall more under the category of anal than obsessive compulsive although it’s still up for debate.

For example, I have to have all my blinds close in the same direction, I can’t stand having patterns display upside down, and I tend to wash my hands in sets of two. In my closet, I like to have everything organized by type of clothing and often times I start ordering by darks and lights. I mostly have dark clothing so it’s pretty easy. lol.

Today, I got a little annoyed by my anal OCD-ness though when I found myself turning myself around after I had spun 180 degrees in one direction. To come full circle would have been the sensible thing to do but I felt like I was winding myself so I “unwound” myself by going 180 in the opposite direction.

I’m going to have to work on that type of behavior because that’s the sort of OCD that will make you a nightmare to be around.