Obsession With One’s Self
Enough about health ! The first 2 posts this week were about nature and relationships – let”s get back to obsessions.
All obsessions have one
thing in common – preoccupation with something or someone that interferes with your life. One obsession is called Body Dysmorphic Disorder and it is a preoccupation with your body coupled with an inaccurate view of your body, i.e. “I am fat” or “I have wrinkles,” problems that an objective observer doesn’t see. People with body dysmorphic disorder imagine defects or exaggerate small, existing defects. Then, they pay excessive attention to the ‘defect’; they cannot be reassured or reasoned with and ‘fixing’ the defect takes up huge amounts of time and attention.
To read more about this, check out my book The Writer’s Guide to Character Traits
or, for a mystery novel about obsession, read Object of Obsession