posted on Sep, 19 2007 @ 10:09 PM
I would say yes -- my habit of obsessing over small things may help me somewhat in life. However, if my expectations are not fit by circumstances,
then I tend to anger and need quite some time to "cool off"... which reduces the effect.
I was in "gifted" (high IQ) classes as a child, where most of my fellow students were also perfectionistic -- obsessive about getting it right. It
must be perfect or it is simply unworthy of my time and should be discarded. If it is not perfect AARGH GOD DAMMIT NOW I HAVE TO START AGAIN!!
That's how the thought process works, for those who don't work that way. If the result isn't perfect, I can't use it, it must be trashed, I must
start again from scratch.
So for perfectionistic/minorly OCD people, the end result winds up being acceptable by us, perhaps wonderful, fantastic, utterly remarkable by other
To which end I would say, yes, most successful people likely have minor OCD.