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perfectionist or something else?

Discussion in 'General Discussion Subforum' started by stevow7, Feb 12, 2019.

  1. stevow7

    stevow7 Well known member

    do you sometimes feel like everything needs to be set in a certain way? im having trouble especially when speaking or reading a book. if i read something wrong or did not understand the sentence repeat and start all over again until i get it right. legit it could take me 10-15 minutes to read one page of a book because i repeat it until i get every words. is this perfectionist? i cant focus in the present and forget everything

    im dealing with this by acceptance and continue reading until i focus more and more and stop thinking about other things. yeah i might skip important info o plot but if i keep repeating im never going to finish. is this a good way?

    same thing happens when litening to something or watching a movie or series. if i dont get a single thing i rewind and repeat until i get it
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2019
  2. David88

    David88 Well known member

    Your "perfectionist" behavior sounds like a TMS equivalent, a different kind of distraction. It sounds similar to OCD behavior. Not all TMS equivalents involve physical pain. It can be anything that holds your attention.
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  3. stevow7

    stevow7 Well known member

    thanks for replying!

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