Do You Have OCD (Based On The Synonyms You Use)

 

A new study was conducted under the patronage of the Child Development Research Group (CDRG) at the University of Washington. The
University established a longitudinal study of distinctively advanced cognitive skills in pre-school children. The study focused on the structure and development of such cognitive abilities. The recruitment method involved ads published in newspapers and enlistment of self-selected volunteers. The 22 girls and 16 boys who had ever obtained a Stanford-Binet short form IQ score (Terman & Merrill, 1973) greater than 163, and their parents, were invited to participate. Thirty-two (82%) did so. Their mean IQ, measured close to age six, was 167.9 (s.d.= 18.76); their mean age when the friendship data were collected was 8.0 years (s.d.=1.33 years). The high-IQ children were compared to children whose scores on the Stanford-Binet were all between 120 and 140 and whose last measured IQ was between 125 and 140. The children comprising the high-IQ group were all non-black, therefore the moderately high IQ group was also constituted of non-black children. All such children in the longitudinal study (30 girls and 2 boys) were invited to participate. Forty-seven (80%) did so. Their mean age-six IQ was 131.2 (s.d.=6.14); their mean age when the questionnaires were completed was 8.3 years (s.d.=1.09). The difference between the groups in mean age was not statistically significant. Parents and children completed an extensive battery of questionnaire measures.

“Sensitive people usually love deeply and hate deeply. They don’t know any other way to live than by extremes because thier emotional theromastat is broken.”
― Shannon L. Alder

“My father taught me that you can you read a hundred books on wisdom and write a hundred books on wisdom, but unless you apply what you learned then its only words on a page. Life is not lived with intentions, but action.”
― Shannon Alder

“It (trying to keep the law) grants you the power to judge others and feel superior to them. You believe you are living to a higher standard than those you judge. Enforcing rules, especially in its more subtle expressions like responsibility and expectation, is a vain attempt to create certainty out of uncertainty. And contrary to what you might think, I have a great fondness for uncertainty. Rules cannot bring freedom; they only have the power to accuse.”
― Wm. Paul Young, The Shack

“I have seen many cases like N. during the five years I’ve been in practice. I sometimes picture these unfortunates as men and women being pecked to death by predatory birds. The birds are invisible – at least until a psychiatrist who is good, or lucky, or both, sprays them with his version of Luminol and shines the right light on them – but they are nevertheless very real. The wonder is that so many OCDs manage to live productive lives, just the same. They work, they eat (often not enough or too much, it’s true), they go to movies, they make love to their girlfriends and boyfriends, their wives and husbands . . . and all the time those birds are there, clinging to them and pecking away little bits of flesh.”
― Stephen King, Just After Sunset

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  • Question of

    Pick the best synonym for: life

    • lifetime
    • being
  • Question of

    Pick the best synonym for: ethical

    • principled
    • upright
  • Question of

    Pick the best synonym for: trivial

    • negligible
    • trite
  • Question of

    Pick the best synonym for: frisk

    • inspect
    • search
  • Question of

    Pick the best synonym for: jealous

    • covetous
    • desirous
  • Question of

    Pick the best synonym for: tired

    • fatigued
    • exhausted
  • Question of

    Pick the best synonym for: move

    • advance
    • gather
  • Question of

    Pick the best synonym for: daydream

    • dream
    • reverie
  • Question of

    Pick the best synonym for: watchful

    • aware
    • wary
  • Question of

    Pick the best synonym for: sinister

    • evil
    • dire
  • Question of

    Pick the best synonym for: enigmatic

    • mysterious
    • inscrutable
  • Question of

    Pick the best synonym for: steal

    • take
    • loot
  • Question of

    Pick the best synonym for: unruffled

    • placid
    • composed
  • Question of

    Pick the best synonym for: apparition

    • specter
    • phantom
  • Question of

    Pick the best synonym for: elicit

    • obtain
    • educe

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