setembro 13, 2012

Manias and OCD (Obssessive Compulsive Disorder)




Test
Try to answer honestly to this test and make a self reflection about your manias. There’s no right answer for it, but you can find out more about you just thinking deeply about yourself.


Question 1
Do you feel driven to collect certain types of objects that have little or no use, and feel unable to throw them away?

a) No, this doesn't apply to me
b) Sometimes, but only occasionally
c) Yes, quite often

Question 2
Have you frequently experienced thoughts or images in your mind of natural disasters or horrific violence?
Examples
  • Irrationally having a recurring fear that an earthquake will strike.
  • Repeatedly playing imagery in your head of physical torture or violent war scenes.
a)
No, this doesn't apply to me
b)
Sometimes, but only occasionally
c)
Yes, quite often

Question 3
Do you feel an overwhelming and persistent sense of fear and anxiety about being contaminated or infected by germs, bacteria or dirt?
Examples
  • Feeling disgusted by making physical contact with other people, such as shaking hands
  • Being unable to touch door handles in public-buildings or use public transport
a)
No, this doesn't apply to me
b)
Sometimes, but only occasionally
c)
Yes, quite often


Question 4
Do you often worry about losing a particular personal belonging, a possession that is important to you?
Examples
  • Always clasping a piece of jewellery to your body, for fear of dropping it.
  • Needing to regularly check that a family photo-album is in fact where you left it.
a)
No, this doesn't apply to me
b)
Sometimes, but only occasionally
c)
Yes, quite often

Question 5
Are you often late for social events or appointments because of excessive personal-grooming routines?
Examples
  • Feeling compelled to adhere to a strict, lengthy regime for applying make-up and styling hair before being able to leave the house for work.
  • Excessively straightening your tie and collar whilst on the way to a dinner engagement, and being constantly concerned that it is out of place.

a)No, this doesn't apply to me

b)Sometimes, but only occasionally

c)Yes, quite often

Question 6
Do you often think about or experience images in your mind of unacceptable sexual thoughts, including criminal and inhumane acts?
Examples
  • Experiencing visions in your mind of forced or violent sex.
  • Repeated thoughts of sex involving humiliation or degradation of one partner.
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a)No, this doesn't apply to me

b)Sometimes, but only occasionally

c)Yes, quite often

Question 7
Do you repeatedly check whether appliances are turned off, or keep rechecking that doors and windows are locked?
Examples
  • Repeatedly checking the stove is switched off over.
  • Checking the front and back door are locked several times before going to bed.

a)No, this doesn't apply to me

b)Sometimes, but only occasionally

c)Yes, quite often

Question 8
Do you often feel driven to count and quantify groups of objects, or your possessions?
Examples
  • Subconsciously counting the number of items stacked on a supermarket shelf.
  • Counting the amount of tiles on the floor as you are walk down a corridor.
a)
No, this doesn't apply to me
b)
Sometimes, but only occasionally
c)
Yes, quite often

Question 9
Do you feel uncomfortable or have negative associations with a particular color?
Examples
  • Experiencing discomfort or strain when entering a room with walls painted with a certain color.
  • Feeling like any of your possessions that contain a certain color are unlucky.

a)No, this doesn't apply to me

b)Sometimes, but only occasionally

c)Yes, quite often

Question 10
Do you experience constant religious-based fears, or excessively practise religious rituals and rites?
Examples
  • Being unable to restrain yourself from constantly repeating religious verses or praying.
  • An excessive and irrational fear of committing even very minor sins.

a)No, this doesn't apply to me

b)Sometimes, but only occasionally

c)Yes, quite often

Question 11
Do you often feel like your skin is unclean or infected with germs, and feel a urgent need to shower?
Examples
  • Washing your hand multiple times each hour, and feeling repulsed by touching other people's skin.
  • Having several showers each day, even to the point where your skins becomes dry and irritated.

a)No, this doesn't apply to me

b)Sometimes, but only occasionally

c)Yes, quite often
Question 12
Do you feel uncomfortable with uneven numbers generally, or seeing groups of objects in odd-numbered multiples?
Examples
  • Avoiding purchasing food-packages from the supermarket in odd-numbered multiples.
  • Feeling like you have to remove a can of soda from a packet to even the remaining number.

a)No, this doesn't apply to me

b)Sometimes, but only occasionally

c)Yes, quite often


Question 13
Do you feel driven to repeatedly clean your bedroom or house to the point where your friends and family consider it excessive?
Examples
  • Wiping the kitchen benches over and over, and feeling concerned if anyone prepares food on them.
  • Dusting your house multiple times each day, including rooms where people aren't likely to enter.

a)No, this doesn't apply to me

b)Sometimes, but only occasionally

c)Yes, quite often

Question 14
Do you routinely worry about personal security without reasonable cause - of being robbed or physically attacked?
Examples
  • Often fearing your home to be broken into and robbed while you are at work.
  • Frequently checking your pockets because you feel like your wallet has been stolen.

a)No, this doesn't apply to me

b)Sometimes, but only occasionally

c)Yes, quite often

Question 15
Do you often feel compelled to organize and reposition objects in a certain order, or to arrange your possessions in similar patterns?
Examples
  • Constantly feeling like you need to straighten furniture in your house.
  • Always taking care to evenly space groceries in the pantry, and have face them facing the same way.

a)No, this doesn't apply to me

b)Sometimes, but only occasionally

c)Yes, quite often

Question 16
Do you seem to have a persistent fear of infecting other people with a disease or illness?
Examples
  • Having to cover your mouth public spaces to prevent germs spreading.
  • An anxious concern that you may infect a partner with a STD without ever having been diagnosed with it.

a)No, this doesn't apply to me

b)Sometimes, but only occasionally

c)Yes, quite often

Question 17
Do you have recurring thoughts or images of yourself or someone you know suffering a serious injury, or death?
Examples
  • Often picturing yourself falling from a building rooftop.
  • Constantly worrying that a family member will die in a car accident.

a)No, this doesn't apply to me

b)Sometimes, but only occasionally

c)Yes, quite often

Question 18
Are you always abandoning and restarting work or writing mid-way through, because it is messy or you feel it's quality is inadequate?
Examples
  • Often taking several attempts to fill out a written application form.
  • Repeatedly deleting your progress in writing a simple email, and rewriting it from the start.

a)No, this doesn't apply to me

b)Sometimes, but only occasionally

c)Yes, quite often

setembro 04, 2012

TRAVELING

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Age: Youth & Old Age

Questions


  • Does age make you more aware of and caring for others?
  • Do you think that any of the age limits need changing?
  • Some people say that men never grow up, they just get bigger. Do you agree? Explain your opinion.
  • Many countries are facing the problem of an "aging population", i.e. there will soon be more old people than young people. What problems will this cause? What can be done to prepare for them?
  • Some people say that youth is a state of mind, do you agree?

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