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Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCPD) And Creativity

There is a common misconception that people who have from OCPD are not creative. This could not be further from the truth. In fact, many people with OCPD are incredibly creative and have a unique way of looking at the world.

2 Famous Examples

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For example, take the artist Vincent van Gogh. He was known for his expressive and colorful paintings, many of which were inspired by his own mental illness. Despite his struggles, van Gogh created some of the most iconic pieces of art in history.

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Another example is author J.D. Salinger. He was known for his critically acclaimed novel “The Catcher in the Rye,” which was published when he was just 21 years old The book has been translated into dozens of languages and has been taught in schools around the world.


Both van Gogh and Salinger were able to use their creativity to express their innermost thoughts and feelings, even when those thoughts and feelings were difficult to deal with. This is a testament to the power of creativity and its ability to help us cope with life’s challenges.


So if you are someone who suffers from OCPD, don’t let that stop you from being creative. There are many ways to express yourself creatively, and there is no wrong way to do it. Just let your imagination run wild and see where it takes you. You may be surprised at what you can create.





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