“The Gift of OCPD” is a self-help blog written by a recovered OCPDer for people with OCPD, their loved ones, and anyone else who is interested in learning about this highly misunderstood personality type.
In all of my research and self-examination, I have discovered that OCPD once used to be a wonderful personality type, before it became poisoned by hurt and anxiety. Most of the available information on OCPD, however, makes no reference to that original personality. The lack of this information gives readers very little to hope for. The purpose of this blog is to give readers that kind of hope and provide helpful strategies all in a way that works well with the thinking/learning style of people with OCPD (concise and organized writing, sequential ordering of information, analytical approach to problems with a heavy focus on logical reasoning, etc.).
It is my hope that those with or close to somebody with OCPD would experience an extraordinary life, not just a tolerable one.
Though the letters “OCPD” may be all over my website, I am not a fan of labels! Why do I use them here then? Even though we are all messed up in some way and we all could benefit from therapy and emotional healing, there are still too many people who think that they themselves or others are particularly more messed up. This leads many to “google” from a place of “what is wrong with me/them?” Google then spits out a lot of search results, prioritizing those that have been linked by other “relevant” websites. But as I mentioned before, so much of the information available on OCPD is disappointingly incomplete. All those people diagnosing themselves and others then are led to so much incomplete information. I use the letters “OCPD” all over my website to strategically compete in the OCPD keyword search result race, so that people might land on my more positive information as they are researching about this personality type.