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Obsessions

PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2005 12:51 pm
by madame_tigre
In symptom lists, it says that people with Dyspraxia can be prone to obsessions. What obsessions have you had?

In my early years, I was an incredibly strange little girl and was obsessed with things that made no sense. I would constantly inform people that 'Tees no dasses' Translation: Trees don't wear glasses. I was about three or four at the time and I'm not sure whether I thought of trees and plants as being humans if I gave them a human feature, or if I was just being plain ridiculous. :roll:

At nursery age, I had a fantastic time gently headbutting every lamp post I saw. I had one friend who thought it looked fun and decided to copy.

At infant school (reception in particular), when children wanted to play something they'd form a line going 'Who wants to play...' At the time I thought that was a good idea but I didn't play with anyone so everyday I roamed around the playground going 'Who wants to play yellow pizza?' Don't ask :? I did this until I found good friends to play with.

I used to be so indecisive that I would 'ip dip doo' everything including what I should wear (often ended up with something which didn't go! :lol: ) and what bit of food I should eat next. I still do this when deciding which book I should read next.

They were all my funny obsessions. I still had obsessions after infant school but they were normal ones. I don't normally follow fashion, but when there was the Spice Girls craze, I passinately joined in with that and brought a lot of there merchandise. From the ages of 8-14, there were a few programmes I religiously watched.

At 17, I don't really have any obsessions now, just habits.

PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2005 8:34 pm
by Thirteen-thirty-seven
As a samll child, I was obsessed with dinosaurs. Later, I became fascinated by white blood cells. I used to pretend to be a lymphocyte and go around pretending to eat germs. :oops:
Then I became obsessed with story writing.
It has, thus far, stuck. The trouble is, there are so many unfinished ones because I always get new ideas before completing one :oops:

PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2005 10:33 pm
by Abi-18yr with dispraxia
im obbessed with people especailly women (who are my friends)

PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2005 7:10 pm
by tujunga
I'm obbessed with harry potter

love everything to do with it

the books, the movies, newspaper stories, books on the books, fan sites, fan fiction everything

PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 1:03 pm
by parnassus
I have had many obsessions, including:

1.) Quarries
2.) Ancient Egypt (this was a burning passion - there were times when I genuinely believed I was an Ancient Egyptian girl)
3.) The Holocaust
4.) Linguistics - especially the etymology of words
5.) The Middle East
6.) And - of course - my books. Over the years, I have collected several thousand.

The danger of these obsessions is that I often think about them to the exclusion of all else. If I am reading, I forget to eat or sleep and once I even read through a fire alarm. No one quite knows how I did that.

PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2005 10:27 am
by monkey
im ive had lots of obsesions, some may seem a bit random.
my obsessions included at intermediate through to high school anounsing at randome ocasions taht my bum was pink and the sky was blue... at the time i couldnt understnad why people thought i was imature :) i more recently have an obsesion with monkeys, where by every thing and every one are monkeys discisded in different forms. and the most important monkey being the giant pink one, which i also explain to being a ralitive term as the monkey can be giant to a blade of grass or a mountain, depending on how the giant pink monkey is feeling.
other obsessioins include:
the pretender (the tv program)
harry potter (the book series)
astronomy
ancent Egypt (Go Vicky!!!!)
the renasonce
poetry
the phantom of the opera (the book and recent movie)
immm well books like most of you guys, though that i only developed in my last two years in school as i was only able at that age to read at an interesting level the first book i picked up that was longer than 100 pages was harry potter and at the age of 17 it was a huge chalenge, but now just a few years latter my reading has improved and i have read books at both teen level and a couple of adult level books. im very proud of my self for some one who wasnt suposed to be able to. (according to teachers).

PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2005 3:32 pm
by tears_on_a_pillow
I guess you could say im obsessed with 'my boys' aka Leeds United!
also obsessed with campigning for equality for people who identify as LGBTQU (lesbian, gay, bisexual, bi curious, transgender, questioning and undecided)
other things im semi obsessed with i guess, erm the Author Torey Hayden!!
also
The Manic street Preachers, Nick Drake and Belle and Sebastian (all music)

what else?
erm erm
my website!!!! www.yadhdpm.co.uk as it was wen initaly set up the first website anywhere in the world with info on adhd from a survivor and young persons perspective├é┬Č
ultimatly im obsessed wiht ensuring that in my own small way i am able to enrich the lives of people who are struggling as i once did.

x

PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2005 7:47 pm
by bibliophile
My screen name says it all bibliophile-someone who is obsessed with books! i love reading so much i also have really bad nervous habit but i don't know weather these count? I have found talking to other dyspraxics that reading is a common obbsession i think this is becasue it lets you escape

PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2005 9:34 am
by madame_tigre
bibliophile wrote:My screen name says it all bibliophile-someone who is obsessed with books! i love reading so much i also have really bad nervous habit but i don't know weather these count? I have found talking to other dyspraxics that reading is a common obbsession i think this is becasue it lets you escape


Agree. Reading really helps me when i'm on the bus. The other day I forgot to bring my book with me and when I realised I felt like whacking myself. I didn't know how I was going to cope. If I can't entertain myself on public transport, I despise it, especially the screech sounds made.

sounds like me!

PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2005 4:53 pm
by k9ruby
DITTO! :D

PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2005 10:42 pm
by fuzzy
Iv got a fairly obsessive personality I think... at the moment, my major ones are

Derren Brown

Anceint Romans

Harry Potter

Dan Brown books (Da vinci code etc)

Dr Who (series with Christopher Ecclson)

I used to love

the x files

ER

Wallace and Gromit :oops:

:oops: Frogs?!

I seem to go through phases of absolutly loving things and having to have everyhting to do with it.... my frineds think its a bit wierd but have accepted it (I think)

PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2005 7:59 am
by Thirteen-thirty-seven
I had an obsession with frogs when I was younger, and so did my brother (also dyspraxic).

PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2005 12:32 pm
by medrich11
I had a craze on ancient egyptians and on monkeys. It seems that people have crazes on similar things when they are dyspraxic I am also a comlete Bibliophile. I have been known to read harry potter and the prisoner of azkaban in three day... in year three!!! It took my teacher about two weeks to read it and I have had very wierd obsessions with writers: douglas adams, terry pratchet and paul stewart are 3.

PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2005 2:23 pm
by Joss1991
most of my obbessions are to do with tv as
ER, charmed, joey and gilmore girls.
when i was little i was obbessed cutting toys in piece and hanging them against radiators. I also went through stages of saying really random things.

PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2005 11:55 am
by Thirteen-thirty-seven
Douglas Adams and Terry Pratchett seem very popular on this forum. Is it possible that the dyspraxic way of thinking encourages as specific sense of humour.