Is the person with OCD more aware of uncertainty than others — meaning that if everyone had the realization that people with OCD have that uncertainty is everywhere in life, even where we least want it, that everyone would also have OCD?
Or is the person with OCD simply more bothered by uncertainty than others — meaning that everyone is pretty much aware of uncertainty abounding, but doesn’t let it bother them?
I ask because a lot of times people try to reassure me with “Oh, I’m sure that bad thing won’t happen” as if they really are sure, when I know they’re not. Obviously, I want this reassurance, but it never works because I know the person doesn’t know. So do people without OCD simply not know about uncertainty? Or do we have no way of knowing whether a person has OCD until they first definitely achieve awareness of uncertainty in even the worst cases?
Please smack me with a being-obsessive-about-my-OCD-blog sticker, right on my forehead.
Also, my tags are horribly disorganized. I know this. I totally know this.