Anyone else have an issue with people moving their things?

Discussion in 'Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)' started by Jemina, Jul 11, 2016.

  1. kelden

    kelden Junior Member

    I think is pretty normal to get upset when people move your thing to a different place. OCD only will make you overreact to this nuisance. I've overreacted several times and yell like crazy when I can't find my stuff in their respective place. But I don't always react like that.
     
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  3. Shiori

    Shiori Junior Member

    I didn't know people were having such similar experiences before joining here. I had a lot of trouble with my mother moving my stuff around in my room. I've always asked her not to clean my room and just leave things as they are. It almost always end up in a fight. Curiously, I'm much more tolerant towards temporary guests or friends who stay over.
     
  4. djordjem87

    djordjem87 Junior Member

    I think I have an issue but it is more like a normal issue than an OCD issue or I am just used to have my family invading my privacy so I am just holding everything inside. I have OCD but I never cared about moving stuff. I need to touch things and I really cannot work if there is too much mess or at least things are in some kind of logic order. I don't like when people say we have a disorder. I do not see this as a disorder as much as I see their behaviour as an irrational and one without any logic whatsoever. I know I shouldn't be touching things because I really need to but this is nothing serious and it is only a problem when people judge my behaviour.
     
  5. OutOfSpoons

    OutOfSpoons Junior Member

    I've always assumed most people would get irritated at moving their stuff, but I definitely do get irritated. My mother used to always move my furniture when I'd visit relatives, and it irritated the heck out of me. I also hate when people take any of my things, and I was almost constantly accused of being selfish, but it was mostly because I was worried about the item getting lost/stolen. I hate it when people see anything about my personal life, too.
     
  6. misszerable

    misszerable Junior Member

    It does upset me. I feel violated whenever someone else touches my things and move them. My dad left me some books and I would always touch the covers and imagine how he held them. It felt like I was touching his hands. One day, a friend dropped by and tagged her friend along. I left them for a few seconds to get us some drinks. When I came back, I was shocked to see that they have taken the liberty to check my dad's books from the shelf. I held my temper but I was fuming mad at the intrusion. It took some time for me to get over what happened.
     
  7. Hazwani

    Hazwani New Member


    Omg me too.. Today, I had to help my mom clean the house and we we're cleaning my room together and I arrange my books and stuffs like how I wanted and she just moves it and put things on the table and rearrange it without my permission and said it's better that way. URGH how I hated it. I told her to NOT move or touch anything belongs to me cuz if I did it to her she would blow up. I arranged it back but it's not how it was the last time. I felt so unsatisfied and angry. Plus, she did it more that twice and I told her more than twice too... And honestly I don't even know if I have OCD or others...
     
  8. Rinka

    Rinka Moderator Staff Member

    Gosh I feel similar with my kitchen. Seems very stereotypical but I love cooking and have to have my kitchen organised the way I want it. I know where my knifes are and my spices. And it needs to stay that way!!!
    The girlfriend of my house mate was once cooking and cleaning. She rearranged everything and I went berserk. In my head though. I was so pissed and just wanted to though her out.
    I think in my case it's a territorial thing. How dare someone do things in my territory without requesting permission from the master (which is me) ;)
     
  9. janemariesayed

    janemariesayed Junior Member

    A maid worked for me when I lived in Egypt. One day, I rearranged my furniture in my lounge and dining area. When she came in to clean, she had changed it all back the way it was before!

    I was sitting watching the TV one day, and she came and sat beside me, picked up the remote and changed the channel to something she wanted to watch without even saying a word to me - cheeky! o_O
     
  10. Rinka

    Rinka Moderator Staff Member

    Uh that would make me so :mad::mad::mad:
    How dare you claim my territory for your own. I'm the Alfa not you.
    Makes me feel very animalistic, like a dog fighting for dominance and territory :p
     
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  11. janemariesayed

    janemariesayed Junior Member

    Ha ha, well, it did do something like that. It didn't make me a very happy bunny to say the least. Still, she didn't get the sack until I saw her rubbing her boobs all over my hubby! :eek::D:D:D
     
  12. Rinka

    Rinka Moderator Staff Member

    Gosh how terrible! And so primeval. She did the "I am the Alfa female" thing. Definitely.
     
  13. janemariesayed

    janemariesayed Junior Member

    Ha ha, I remember it so well. What an experience that was. I put out a vote on a forum 'Should I sack my maid?' and over a hundred people said that I should. :D So I did! And I told her that it was voted on as well. And I added that it was over a hundred people had voted her out! She found out who the Alpha was then, LOL!
     
  14. Katie

    Katie New Member

    I have a real thing about the order and position of things in my room. To the point where I can't have my parents in my room without me because they have been known to move things around. I was away this week and came back to one of my shelves being completely moved around and not in its place, even though i had been reassured they hadn't moved anything. I couldn't help but just to start uncontrollably crying and shaking, I couldn't stop. My hands were shaking like mad, my couldn't breath or get out my speech. My mam was able to calm me down. Just feel so silly for reacting that way but I can't help it. Haven't been diagnosed with OCD BTW.
     
  15. janemariesayed

    janemariesayed Junior Member

    Hi @Katie it sounds very much like you do have OCD maybe you should go and see your doctor and tell him your symptoms. You should also have a chat with your family and tell them that you don't like them going into your room. Put a lock on it if you can so you can lock it when you have to go out. Tell them to knock on the door before entering too. It's your private space and they should respect that.
     
  16. Purrple

    Purrple New Member

    Yes yes yes! Absolutely the same. At school, when someone touches my pens or sth like that I get something triggering feeling and grab my item to put It back where it was. Or even hide it somewhere so they won't touch it aGain. I know they are just playing with it or just want to hold something for no particular reason but it pisses me off. Also if my mum puts things in the wrong spot. : x and most importantly I think the bigger problem is when I see something put somewhere where it shouldn't be or doesn't look good I rearrange it xD for example the shelfs in the stores XD or at other people's houses..their shelfs.. I don't even tidy my own shelfs XD but it jiggles in me.... Also i have a problem when I take a shower ..if my products and rubber and soup aren't in the exact same order as usual I feel bad and feel that something bad might happen if I mess up something's place :/:arghh:
     
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  17. Rinka

    Rinka Moderator Staff Member

    Uh I know what you mean.
    Every time I’m visiting my friend and look at his game shelf, I just want to get it all out, clean all the grime off of it and rearrange his games in genre and the alphabetically. :arghh:
     
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