OCD – Real Life Geniuses
Have you heard of ‘The Aviator’, Howard Hughes, or of other celebrities having some weird fantasies which they do in a pattern just to satisfy themselves? That is called ‘OCD’.You all are already aware of the full form. Let us go and see the general meaning of the condition.’ Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder‘, involves both obsessive thoughts and compulsive behavior, both of which are reoccurring and might trouble you with your day-to-day life activities. For simplification, you can watch ‘As good as it gets’. let’s dive into the real-life of these geniuses.
How they are unique –
It is not like that every person who has OCD is a genius. But, as I have personally observed people who tend to achieve perfection are somewhat different from the regular ones. In order to achieve greatness, they transform. Not everything has to be scientifically proved.
Celebrity examples :
The guy had to come, we all know how he has changed the flying sector hence, the nickname. The one thing which was very much prominent in his personality was his ‘fear of germs’.Whenever you go to a web page and read about OCD, they might show you this as the main symptom that the individual has a great fear of germs, of getting sick. Howard spent his last days in closed dark rooms which he considered to be germ-free. That washroom scene in which he bleeds as he washes his hands for the sake of germ fear. Urinating in milk bottles and placing those in order shows the level of his OCD. He used to burn clothes in case someone got sick near him, Ordering the same food in a restaurant . On the other hand, he was a genius considering what he has achieved not just in aviation, but in many sectors. He was insanely rich and was ready to go to any lengths to achieve perfection.
Childhood: Don’t worry we are not upbringing the psychoanalysis angle. As a child, he was shy and had an Overprotective mother. The fear of germs was there in childhood as well. He was a tech addict since a young age and has built many gadgets before entering Hollywood.
David Beckham :
Another perfectionist, go watch his pitch-perfect free kicks or his crazy crosses, you will see the degree of perfection. He has shared his Ocd as he wants to have everything in line at home and every object has to be in a pair.
Leonardo Dicaprio :
He has admitted his undying desire to always step on chewing gums and walking through doorways a number of times. And in Django unchained, we have seen his dedication when he actually slices his palm for real. We all know he is the greatest actor of all time.
Nikola Tesla :
Even Einstein declared him as the greatest scientist ever. He was a germophobe, never used to touch round objects, did not like hair other than his own. Repelled jewelry and everything had to be in a number of 3 or in a number divisible by 3.He used to calculate the mass of the food before eating and always used to use 18 napkins, never ate alone with a woman.
Role of childhood :
As in the case of Hughes, the overprotective nature of his mother was in the background also, his own dedication towards hygiene was there. So, we can conclude as this being anxiety-based disorder that childhood has a role or it might be related to anxiety.
Nevertheless, these people go on to achieve far more than the average ones but rated as eccentric by society. They also have knowledge of various fields and are dedicated ones, shy and sentimental as well. Try to change your view next time when you might look at these perfectionists. See you next time with the correlation between Such disorders and real-life instances!