OCPD, Are There Any Benefits?

What is Obsessive-Compulsive PD?


Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCPD) is a personality disorder that involves being preoccupied with orderliness, perfectionism, and control at the expense of interpersonal relationships.

What are the benefits of having OCPD?

In fact, there are several. But before we get to that, let’s have a quick peek at what being an OCPD is all about.

What does it mean to have OCPD?


Well, in the case of Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCPD), having perfectionistic tendencies would be manifesting itself as preoccupation with details, rules, lists orderliness, etc. The reason this is an issue is that one with OCPD might have “a great deal of difficulty adjusting to things not going the way they wanted or expected them to go.” This could lead to problems in all sorts of interpersonal relationships.


But that’s not all! Another fundamental characteristic of having OCPD is having a “preoccupation with work and productivity to the exclusion of leisure activities.” Talk about dedication! But what would motivate someone to be so driven? The short answer would be fear of failure. Being driven by perfectionism, one might not want anything less than perfect because not being perfect could lead to feeling bad things – like a failure.


So, if someone is successful in the professional sphere (even though they might find it difficult to adjust to things not going their way), what’s not to like? Well, for one thing, having OCPD may limit the possibility of experiencing pleasure and happiness due to a lack of leisure activities. But that’s not all! Another problem is that one may be viewed by others as stubborn, rigid, and controlling.

And the benefits?

This brings us back to the benefits. Having OCPD can result in professional success! Now it makes sense why someone would be driven by perfectionism. Having OCPD could also provide an advantage over others in certain circumstances (like getting a job done properly).

So there you have it – three benefits!

  1. Professional success and career advancement
  2. 2. An advantage over others in certain circumstances
  3. 3. Finances might be more stable (due to preoccupation with productivity)


One response to “OCPD, Are There Any Benefits?”

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