How Obsessive Are You? Find Out With These Illustrations

Obsession comes from the Latin word for "siege." It is a constant, fixed, and recurrent pressure that never goes away. The mind of those who suffer from it feels trapped in a dead end, and thinking about the object of the obsession is inevitable.

By Carolina Romo

When these thoughts, feelings, and sensations are recurrent and begin to result in unwanted and repetitive behaviors, this can become a serious issue that requires medical intervention. But anyone can develop obsessive behavior without realizing it. 

Every day, all day, the relationship with common objects is a big, telltale sign of someone's obsessive behavior. Along with many phrases, obsessive people say -or at least think- all the time, the following illustrations will help you find out if you have an obsessive personality:


"If you are going to do something, you have to do it right. Every time."

"Pencils should be kept away from your mouth... And your anxiety."

"Chocolate should be eaten in an orderly manner, or you could get it all over your clothes."

"It doesn't matter if it's just paper: everything you do must be done with care and order, especially if it's sudoku."


"Why put things upside down? Who has time to make mistakes?"

"Why remove the tab? That's its place forever!"

"You need to follow a certain order when you eat. This order cannot be modified or altered. Ever."

"You don't eat what you are not supposed to eat."

"Why open four windows, everything can be open in tabs."

"If you are going to share something on your wall, do it properly."

"Tags are there for a reason. Everything has a reason to be where it is."

"If I want to talk to someone, it will be on my own terms."

"Small details change everything. Everything, even the smallest thing, must remain untouched."


"Nothing should be left half done. It is either open or closed."

"Simplicity is clarity. Clean lines are always best."

"Things have a name, and it is important to be precise and accurate. Always."

"The act of eating must be done in order."

"The order of the factors does affect the product."

"You have to be precise, all the time. Cleanliness and order make life better, more efficient."

"There is no time for doubt, or time to lose. Every second counts."

"Nothing is a coincidence. Spontaneity is harmful."

"Things are the way they are for a reason, and nobody should change that."

"There are only 2 kinds of people in this world: those that find this blog hilarious and those that have no sense of humor whatsoever," says Joâo Rocha in his Tumblr “2 Kinds of People,” a series of over 100 illustrations that show the world is divided in two. The Portuguese illustrator has been able to create clever and simple images of everyday things.


The design favors clean, minimalist lines. The pale colors and simple drawings show in a very playful way how different people have different ways of seeing the world.

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