How does hocd differ from an identitu crisis?

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How does hocd differ from an identitu crisis?

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May 16

@af1805 a period of uncertainty and confusion in which a person's sense of identity becomes insecure, typically due to a change in their expected aims or role in society. That's a dictionary response. lol I know ocd consists of uncertainty which makes the line between ocd and an identity crisis a little blurred.... but a person with ocd is living with a mind that's basically working against you. I highly doubt that a person going through an identity crisis is obsessing and performing compulsions all day long. Also, you need to consider the fact that as an ocd sufferer, you're continuously analyzing your past, and your present in an attempt to figure out who you are... you think there this secret self exists, and that if you just keep digging away at yourself, that eventually you'll find your gay self. I don't know what it feels like to be experiencing an identity crisis, unless what I've been experiencing for four plus years is an actual identity crisis... haha... I think,but of course I'm not sure, that an identity crisis would consist of thinking that you are one way, and then realizing that you actually aren't that way. When you have hocd, you are worried that you are something that you don't want to be... you aren't actually realizing that you're gay. I know that's probably not helpful. I'm just certain that a person experiencing an identity crisis doesn't go through the obsession, and compulsion, anxiety, and intrusive thought cycle.

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May 16

@Bria869
Is a compulsion like checking for attraction and seeking reassurance or should there be more?

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May 16

@af1805 yes, those are compulsions.

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