People with OCD aren’t ‘control freaks’
Not putting this rant under a read more because I want to punch a wall and everyone should get this.
I repeat. People with OCD aren’t control freaks. This is actually offensive as fuck. Let’s do it again. A mental illness doesn’t change your character. Whether it’s OCD or hell, even bipolarity. Bipolarity does though, quite a bit, just like depression for many reasons, but there’s always a way to find who you really are. A mental illness doesn’t define you. But let’s go back to these damn OCDs.
I have OCD. That’s probably why I find it offensive. In my life, I’ve talked to many people with OCD. Actually, we all are our own persons. Some are loud, some are quiet. But trust me, none of us are control freak. Why? Well, probably because most of us are a bit ashamed. Then, we don’t let this rule our life. Our brains and body sure want stuff to be where they should be, or other to be perfectly clean, or whatever your OCD is about. But anyone who has been diagnosised with OCD and meets a therapist often is working on all of this.
Then, control freak. Control freak is an expression used to qualify someone who can’t stand when they can’t control everything, and who will do their best to do so. That’s the thing. A control freak isn’t sick, it’s who they are. The control freak archetype would be loud and start to yell at other people if everything isn’t like they want it to. The control freak can’t be manipulative
OCD is a fucking mental illness that most people with are trying to get rid of, or at least work on. People with OCD can be any kind of people that just ended up being sick. And most of them just can’t stand what their brain is doing, and fight said brain instead of fighting other people about how things should be.
So fuck you. People with OCD aren’t control freaks, and will never be. They don’t need control over everything, their brain force them to be obsessed with one or two things they can’t help but need to be in place. But it’s not /them/. It’s a illness, not part of their character.