FlynnCoyote Posted December 14, 2016 Share Posted December 14, 2016 I work in a field where double checking things is supposed to come naturally, to prevent mistakes and having to do jobs twice. As a result, that habit has bled out into everything I do. I double check that I have my keys each morning rather than just assuming Ive put them in my pocket on my way out. I double check that my car is locked when I park it at the mall rather than just letting my habit of locking it as I close the door be enough. Seriously. I double check everything I do that could require double checking. As a result these last few years I tend to be pretty aware of my actions and surroundings at any given time. I've never had a workplace accident other than minor things of no consequence. I've never caused a car accident. I've never forgotten anything important for work or pre-planned leisure activities. So when people around me do things without double checking, it boggles my mind. If I see them do so, it puts my mind at ease but if they don't, it gnaws at me subconsciously until I become aware of the fact and ask them something like "Did you lock your front door?" And then whatever surety they had disappears and they start wondering themselves. Other times I get looked at as if I'm stupid, especially if I was right there watching when they did whatever it was but they didn;t double check, so in my mind it isn't a sure thing. I've never given this any real thought, but it has been suggested by one friend that I may have some kind of compulsive disorder. Personally I think it's just a developed habit, but I wanted to ask if anyone here gets a similar feeling? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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