Have you taken the Enneagram personality test yet? It seems like, although it’s been around for a long time, it has emerged as another way to identify different personality types. Type One, The Perfectionist, is the first type described on the scale. You can read a lot more about this, and the eight other personality types here.
According to the Narrative Enneagram Perfectionists “believe they must be good and right to be worthy. Consequently, Perfectionists are conscientious, responsible, improvement-oriented and self-controlled, but also can be critical, resentful and self-judging.”
If you’re a Perfectionist, congratulations! You offer our world so many wonderful things and we would not be complete without you. However, often times, perfectionists can be confused with people with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). OCD can be confused with perfectionist characteristics of being very detailed, organized, or avoiding the restroom door handle in public.
OCD is different than perfectionism. OCD is debilitating for people who have it. The behaviors and thoughts associated with OCD are intrusive and distressing to the person suffering from it. If you suffer from OCD you are not able to stop these behaviors or thoughts easily, or at all. The compulsions obsessive behaviors can dominate and infiltrate many other areas of life.
If you suffer from OCD, Dr. David Mahjoubi is one of the pioneers in using ketamine IV treatments for OCD. If you are ready to explore an alternative to antidepressant or anxiety medications for OCD that can have many negative side effects, contact Ketamine Healing Clinic of Los Angeles to discover how our therapy can relive depression and pain.
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