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ET Warrior
02-04-2005, 08:44 AM
The other day I was chatting with my lady friend, and the conversation turned to compulsions, and upon further analysis, I seem to be a pretty compulsive guy....

Firstly, my keys. Keys on my keyrings must all have the flat edge facing hte same way, and they must be organized in order from largest to smallest. My car key gets it's own ring because it doesn't have a flat edge.

When I knock on doors I count how many times I knock and if it isn't an odd number I knock once more.

When I walk on tile flooring I always try to walk in a specific pattern, usually only stepping on tiles that ar diagonals of each other, or if there are patterns in the tiles I try to stay on like colored tiles.

I count stairs when I walk up and down them, but I never commit the number to memory.

Oddly enough though, this compulsiveness has not bled over into cleanliness. My room is an absolute mess and I don't even care.

There might be more that I do have, I'll post more if I think of em.

So any of you swampies have strange compulsions?

RebelScum!
02-04-2005, 08:55 AM
Originally posted by ET Warrior
The other day I was chatting with my lady friend, and the conversation turned to compulsions, and upon further analysis, I seem to be a pretty compulsive guy....

Firstly, my keys. Keys on my keyrings must all have the flat edge facing hte same way, and they must be organized in order from largest to smallest. My car key gets it's own ring because it doesn't have a flat edge.

When I knock on doors I count how many times I knock and if it isn't an odd number I knock once more.

When I walk on tile flooring I always try to walk in a specific pattern, usually only stepping on tiles that ar diagonals of each other, or if there are patterns in the tiles I try to stay on like colored tiles.

I count stairs when I walk up and down them, but I never commit the number to memory.

Oddly enough though, this compulsiveness has not bled over into cleanliness. My room is an absolute mess and I don't even care.

There might be more that I do have, I'll post more if I think of em.

So any of you swampies have strange compulsions?

You bet i have um!

If my cd player skips i hit it

If i pass a door over seven feet tall i jump to touch the top

When going up stair i use one foot instead of switching between the two

If i get a cup of coffee with no straw i go and get one and if there are no straws then i pour out my coffee.

When talking to my friends on the phone i use my right hand and parents/their friends i use the left hand.

Thats i. Wierd and disturbing i say.

jon_hill987
02-04-2005, 08:58 AM
Well looking at my keys I don't do that, they are either way round, but nearly largest to smallest.

Rogue15
02-04-2005, 09:26 AM
when i hang my clothes up in my closet, the shirts all face to the left....something the army gave me a habit of doing.

I always buckle my seatbelt no matter what, even if i'm in the back, and even if it's just to move the car a few feet...

I always take the left seat when riding in the back, dunno why...

GothiX
02-04-2005, 09:58 AM
I only have that with the stuff that I have in my pockets. In normal pants: Right pocket has my keys, bike keys, and cellphone. Left pocket has my wallet, gum, and MP3-player.

I'm always confused when I put something the wrong way :/

ZBomber
02-04-2005, 10:29 AM
Not really, but the tile thing: I do that sometimes, but I usually get really confused so I try to forget about it. :D

the_raven_03
02-04-2005, 10:32 AM
I am that way too. Keys and pen go it the right pocket and phone, gum, chapstick in the left. I always freak out and think I lost something when it is put in the wrong pocket.

Also when I am walking on the sidewalk, so many times do I catch myself counting how many steps I take in each section.

I also hang my clothes the same way. Shirts facing the same direction and also with pants.

ZBomber
02-04-2005, 10:38 AM
I gues there is one.I put my cell phone in my left pocket, my wallet in my right, and pens also in my right pocket.

El Sitherino
02-04-2005, 11:32 AM
Too many to list.

Curt-Man
02-04-2005, 11:55 AM
i always play air guitar......i don't have any compulsions, and if i do think of one i'll be back.

TK-8252
02-04-2005, 11:57 AM
Originally posted by ET Warrior
When I walk on tile flooring I always try to walk in a specific pattern, usually only stepping on tiles that ar diagonals of each other, or if there are patterns in the tiles I try to stay on like colored tiles.

o_O

The only thing I can think of is that I must have my computer working in perfect order (which is bugging me lately since it's not). No broken programs hanging around, clear desktop with icons in a straight line, folders and files in all the right places, no crashing, etc.

IG-64
02-04-2005, 12:01 PM
I also do the tile/floor thing, I do it everywhere, even in parking lots with the yellow lines. I also do the sidewalk counting thing.
I also do the key thing, even though I have no keys, I find myself doing it with someone else's keys. Also, if I lock a door, I go back and check if I really locked it, that's actually saved me a couple of times. When i'm in the bathroom, or going to sleep, I have to have some noise, I hate silence. In the bathroom I always turn on that fan thing that unfogs the mirror. And when i'm going to bed I leave the door open, also to let in light, I hate the dark. When I drink a soda, I usually break the tab off so I can tell the diffrence between my can and others, but when I do I have a habit of breaking the tab in half for no reason, and sometimes break the half of the tab in half. I'm also a bit of a perfectionist. I can't wait to not have to wear my retainer all the time anymore, because I constantly am moving it around, snapping it in and out with my tounge, and flipping it around in my mouth, I just can't help myself.

edit: I also find myself playing air guitar when I listen to music, and I have to have my desktop clear of any and all icons.

Oh yeah, and that reminds me, i'm also an edit button maniac, my posts usually have to be perfect. Also, if I come back to the thread from editing and someone's posted since I started editing, I get a sinking feeling, excpecially if it's quoted me.

I'm also a pacer, I find myself pacing all the time when i'm thinking about something.

I'm also very forgetfull, I forget simple tasks like taking out the garbage or remembering a phonecall, I also forget where I set things down constantly.

Haha, my dog's compulsive too, she always howls for no reason, and when she gets a toy with a squeaker she sits there and bites it till it dies. Sometimes it drives me nuts when she's going it cause its like *squeek* *squeek* *squeek* *squeek* *squeek* *squeek* *squeek* *squeek* *squeek* ect. ect.

ET Warrior
02-04-2005, 12:44 PM
Originally posted by IG-64
I can't wait to not have to wear my retainer all the time anymore, because I constantly am moving it around, snapping it in and out with my tounge, and flipping it around in my mouth, I just can't help myself.

I know what that's like, I did that when I had one, I also couldn't wear my class ring because I would ALWAYS be spinning it on my finger, taking it on an off, so on so forth, eventually it would rub my finger almost raw :\

I noticed something new today...You know how on plastic bottles they'll stamp the drink by date, but half of it is on the lid and half is on the plastic circle that stays on the bottle....well when I put the lid back on I always twist it so that the printing lines up.

jebbers
02-04-2005, 12:49 PM
my skeleton keys face the same way and are arranged from largest to smallest...and i do use them.

when passing a door i try to walk between the frame...like i make imaginary lines that cross infront of me and i avoid walking on them.

i must have two watches...digital on the left wrist and a regular face watch on the right.

chapstick must always be in my right pocket and never to mix with pens/pencils...pens/pencils go in the left...nothing in the back pockets.

i cannot live without my hat(s)... as most of you could tell by Groovster's Floppy Hat Day thread.

and im not a neat freak, until it comes to the computer screen, tv screen, my glasses, or the digital camera....i cannot stand grease prints on them.

EDIT- i also count ceiling tiles as i walk or floor tiles...i hardly ever look straight ahead. Either up or down

Joetheeskimo
02-04-2005, 12:53 PM
Originally posted by IG-64
Oh yeah, and that reminds me, i'm also an edit button maniac, my posts usually have to be perfect. Also, if I come back to the thread from editing and someone's posted since I started editing, I get a sinking feeling, excpecially if it's quoted me.

Last edited by IG-64 on 02-04-2005 at 05:24 PM

:D

Anyway, I have that trait as well, but I can't think of any other compulsions.

Altus_Thrawn
02-04-2005, 12:59 PM
I always walk on the "correct" tiles, but only if the tiles are different colors.

If you touch my saxaphone I freak out

Right pocket must have calculator, pencils, deck of cards, sticky notes. Left pocket must have pens, glasses, pencil sharpener, water bottle.

That's all I've go tfor now

TiE23
02-04-2005, 01:08 PM
Originally posted by IG-64
When i'm in the bathroom, or going to sleep, I have to have some noise, I hate silence.
Same for me, just for the sleeping bit, tho. I use a miniature fan blowing right in my face every night for the last 5 years, keeps me cool and its really noisey.

Oh yeah, and that reminds me, i'm also an edit button maniac, my posts usually have to be perfect. Also, if I come back to the thread from editing and someone's posted since I started editing, I get a sinking feeling, excpecially if it's quoted me.
Oops :p

Originally posted by ET Warrior
I noticed something new today...You know how on plastic bottles they'll stamp the drink by date, but half of it is on the lid and half is on the plastic circle that stays on the bottle....well when I put the lid back on I always twist it so that the printing lines up. Buh, I do that when Im bored, like sitting in the car.

The only pocket thing I do is to keep my wallet in my back right pocket, and I don't really like things in my front pockets cause the bother me to much.

TiE

acdcfanbill
02-04-2005, 01:58 PM
im very compulsive, but its so subconcious i forget or dont notice most of the time.

IG-64
02-04-2005, 04:21 PM
Originally posted by ET Warrior
I noticed something new today...You know how on plastic bottles they'll stamp the drink by date, but half of it is on the lid and half is on the plastic circle that stays on the bottle....well when I put the lid back on I always twist it so that the printing lines up.

Haha, I do that too. :p

I also pop my joints alot. I dunno why but they feel better when I do.

ZBomber
02-04-2005, 04:28 PM
You think THAT'S weird? I can push my fingers backwards at an angle of about 95 degress.... I do it for fun....

IG-64
02-04-2005, 04:32 PM
Originally posted by ZBomber
You think THAT'S weird? I can push my fingers backwards at an angle of about 95 degress.... I do it for fun....

95 degrees? That's it? That's like.. normal...

I would say if it was like 170 degrees or soemthing...

ZBomber
02-04-2005, 04:34 PM
....170 Degress would be almost the complete opposite of where they start.....

IG-64
02-04-2005, 04:39 PM
... yeah.. some people can do it... but 95 degrees is no where near weird...

ZBomber
02-04-2005, 04:42 PM
....

Ok

Heres your fingers at a side view

|

Most people can move them back to a 45 degree angle.

/

Mine is DOUBLE THAT. :p

_

I'll try to get pics, I think you are misunderstanding me. :\

edit - Yeh, this is without touching them, so not pushign them back with my other hand

Anthony
02-04-2005, 04:58 PM
When walking up stairs I always skip every other step.

I like everything clean (stuff lying around I don't mean.. but like.. clean)

I always need some noise/music. Always

and thats all I can think of right now

IG-64
02-04-2005, 05:13 PM
Originally posted by ZBomber
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edit - Yeh, this is without touching them, so not pushign them back with my other hand

oooh, ok, well.. yeah, that's weird. :P

ZBomber
02-04-2005, 05:13 PM
Originally posted by IG-64
oooh, ok, well.. yeah, that's weird. :P

Yeh, with my other hand pushing it, I can't go much farther tho, like... 110 degrees or so. Sithy said he can do 125. :eek:

ET Warrior
02-04-2005, 05:18 PM
Originally posted by ZBomber
Yeh, with my other hand pushing it, I can't go much farther tho, like... 110 degrees or so. Sithy said he can do 125. :eek:

Pics. Now.

ZBomber
02-04-2005, 05:26 PM
Who, me or Sithy?

If me, I'll try to get pics up ASAP. If no one really cares, I'm not gonna waste my time. :dozey:

EDIT - HOLY CRAP. I think I just got it to be like 135.... but now my hand feels really weird. :(

Astrotoy7
02-04-2005, 05:33 PM
you guys are a pack of weirdos... :( :p

I wouldnt say its really a compulsion, but if something's broke, I gotta fix it or get it fixed pronto, whether its my health, the car or the compy, doesnt matter if im up to 5am doin it :(

Also, if I start something, I gotta finish it. I am a man with very few unfinished projects.

Another thing, if someone or something is bothering me, eg. a conflict of interest or opinon at work, I want to get it resolved *quickly*. Im not a 'sit on my hands' type of person. This doesnt mean I get aggressive, moreso proactive about resolving things and getting on with work/life..

I personally dont view these as compulsions,, but even if you want to label them as such, they are positive ones IMO, and have served me quite well... :)

oh yeah, and another thing, which ET will be proud of, I have edited posts numerous times if I notice spelling mistakes, even if its days/weeks after posting them. If I notice it, I gotta change it :p

in all fairness, theres a cpl of things I could add, but I dont view fetishes in the same category as compulsions :p

mtfbwya

CapNColostomy
02-04-2005, 06:30 PM
When I eat, I chew an equal ammount (yes, I count them) on both sides of of my mouth before I swallow it. I alphabetize everything I own. DVD's, CD's, games, etc...Also, I pull on my goate all the time...Maybe that's why it almost touches my chest.

[EDIT]Oh yeah, and no matter if it's 100 in the shade, I wear a t-shirt, or long sleeved cotton, and an over shirt. Always have. People are always "aren't you hot?" Yes. Terribly. "Then why don't you take off one of those shirts?" I can't friggin' do it. I feel weird. Naked almost.

BawBag™
02-05-2005, 12:12 AM
If I'm out for a drink, all be it a quiet one, I make sure I consume an even amount of pints.

An odd number may unbalance me. ;)

*Yoinked*
02-05-2005, 12:55 AM
When I was four, I had the times table memorized, butonly the even ones, odd ones made me sick when thinking about...

EVERYTHING in my life is even, not odd, whether it be the number off steps I take, to the number of times I chew, to the way I count: 2,4,6,8... NEVER 1,2,3,4,5... it really makes me sick.

Also, I am double jointed, and can bring my arm all the way around my head, to touch my left hand to my left ear, I am left handed. Also, I can put my leg over my head. Anything I organize is in alphabetical, chronilogical, or numerical order from the LEFT to the RIGHT because of my left handedness. If I get a 95% on a test, I am sad, as it is uneven, if I get a 50% I am not as sad, as it is even.

Everything in my pockets is organized by the amount I use it, front left, to back left, to front right, to back right.

I have glasses, and I have to take them off and put them on an EVEN amount in the day, I count, or I am discontent....

I am weird...

-Yoink

narfblat
02-05-2005, 12:13 PM
My compulsions usually involve games. I have to find every secret or special item. If something is a one-time use item, I never end out using it because I don't know if it can be replaced. I reload often, and then find out there is a health pack/potion nearby. In strategy games I have to make sure I have an overwhelming force.

I also have a compulsion to spam:p

Samuel Dravis
02-05-2005, 04:08 PM
...

I don't think I do any of that like the above... I'm not too fanatical about games either; it's enough that I have fun playing them - which is as it should be. :p

Captain Wilson
02-05-2005, 04:15 PM
Always wear my coat, cept in bed

always pull the label off bottles and push it inside

bout it realy

PoM
02-06-2005, 09:16 AM
In my right pocket i allways have:

*Phone
*Glasses
*...sand (Not on purpose!)
*Dust.
*Other random unwanted stuff.
*Air

In my left pocket i have:

All of the above except phone and glasses.

When i get here to lucasforums. i automatically enters the
Holowan labs
(In starwarsknights section)

And ehm...I can do like this with my fingers: \\//
Note: That's supposed to be four fingers.
I mean..
I can kind of do that \/ thing, but instead of 2 fingers, i make a V with 4 fingers..

Did anyone understand that?

:rolleyes:

Anyway, i can't figure out any more..
Except i can blast rocks with psyshic powers..

Mex
02-06-2005, 09:19 AM
Metal, I was confused even before I read your post. Now I don't know what to think.

Anyways, I have one wierd compulsion, I always click each of my fingers around 6 times a day.

IG-64
02-06-2005, 10:07 AM
Originally posted by Piece of metal
And ehm...I can do like this with my fingers: \\//
Note: That's supposed to be four fingers.
I mean..
I can kind of do that \/ thing, but instead of 2 fingers, i make a V with 4 fingers..

You mean like this?

http://www.phy.mtu.edu/~kjmorgan/amok.jpg

SeleneRayne
02-06-2005, 10:39 AM
I don't like to step on cracks.

When I get out of the shower, I have to put a towel down because I don't like to touch the floor.

I have to drink something while I'm eating, I hate to drink something and not eat.

My room has to be clean and organized so I know where the hell everything is, if I don't, it makes me frustrated.

Kain dosen't like to be touched after he gets outta the shower.

:giveup: I dunno...

PoM
02-06-2005, 10:53 AM
Originally posted by IG-64
You mean like this?

http://www.phy.mtu.edu/~kjmorgan/amok.jpg

Ehh..yeah! Just like that.

ET Warrior
02-06-2005, 11:34 AM
Can't everyone do that? :confused:

Though that has nothing to do with compulsions... :\

IG-64
02-06-2005, 12:16 PM
Originally posted by ET Warrior
Can't everyone do that? :confused:

Though that has nothing to do with compulsions... :\

Not everyone, some people can do it more easily than others. And I think the compulsion part was, he has a habit of doing it.

Mike Windu
02-06-2005, 12:27 PM
I don't really have any compulsions.

I guess you could count that I cross my middle finger over my index finger and my ring finger over my pinky when I get tired during runs and want to speed up.

Or if I'm running 400s or 800s I tend to make a "claw" or gun-ish thing with my thumb, index, and middle finger..

?

ZBomber
02-06-2005, 12:29 PM
Whenever I run, I try to keep my fingers straight, although I don't think it really affects speed. :)

BongoBob
02-08-2005, 02:38 PM
Originally posted by Chase Windu
That Vulcan finger V thingy is easy but I don't think it's a compulsion thing unless you feel you have to greet somebody like that or something.

Either that or you're just a star trek nerd >.> <.<

I don't do the towel thing, but I do put socks on as soon as I am dry. I wear socks all the time, and that's not an exageration.

I always alphabetize every game I have, if they aren't like that it bugs the hell out of me.

Anything touching my upper leg bugs the hell out out of me, my brother does it all the time when I'm on the computer.'

That's all I can think of. Sometimes when riding in cars I count between the shadows or do something along the lines of that(blink every time, tap something, etc).

That's all I can think of.

Mike Windu
02-08-2005, 03:04 PM
Originally posted by ZBomber
Whenever I run, I try to keep my fingers straight, although I don't think it really affects speed. :)

It makes me feel faster cos I'm clenching and trying.

I dunno. >_>

jebbers
02-08-2005, 03:58 PM
Originally posted by SeleneRayne
When I get out of the shower, I have to put a towel down because I don't like to touch the floor.

*imagines Selene after a shower*

humina humina humina

im going to get killed.........

IG-64
02-08-2005, 04:23 PM
Originally posted by jebbers
*imagines Selene after a shower*

humina humina humina

im going to get killed.........

Not by Kain, sadly. Selene will have to fend for herself. Shouldn't be too hard for her though. Since she's a vampire and all...

Wait, we're not supposed to talk about Kain... >.> <.<

BongoBob
02-08-2005, 04:38 PM
Yes, but if Kain ever is able to come back then he has a world of hurt coming :o