Many people call themselves perfectionists or OCD without really knowing what those terms mean. This is especially true with it comes to the OCD title. People tend to throw around phrases like, “Oh my gosh, I am so OCD” without really understanding what obsessive compulsive disorder really refers to.

According to Psychology Today, “Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder in which people have unwanted and repeated thoughts, feelings, ideas, sensations (obsessions), or behaviors that make them feel driven to do something (compulsions).”

OCD is something that cannont be controled. It is an obsession that, if not treated correctly, could seriously impact a person’s work, home, and/or social life.

This quiz below is not an official testing meathod, but it is a way to learn more about mental health. I was surprised by some of the questions in this quiz and I am sure you will be as well.

Maybe it is time to stop throwing around the OCD title and just tell it like it is. “I’m a bit of a perfectionist.”

So, are you OCD, Anal, or just a Perfectionist? Take the quiz below to find out!

Psychology Today