Ignorance’s Finest Moment

Today, a friend sent me a link to this quiz; she knew it would fire me up, and it did.

Quizfreak — How OCD Are You?


The creators of the quiz are pretty upfront about their ignorance– but they’re also ignorant of their ignorance!

(Sidenote: where are the “How cancer are you?” quizzes? Because that’s the equivalent.)

I took the quiz, which was all about being clean, being orderly, and quirkiness.

My results?

Cool As A Cucumber – Less than 10% OCD
You’re just going with the flow, huh? Must be a nice life. Grass a little too long? Hair a little out of place? No big deal. Alphabetical order? Who cares? Life’s too short to worry about that stuff, right? Kudos to you for worrying about the “big picture”, but you probably should make your bed.


ignorance 2

I know my comment is just a drop in the bucket, essentially shouting into the void … but it’s the best I can do in the fight for OCD awareness.

We have so far to go, friends.

But I take heart. I’ve seen many, many of the people in my network over the last 5-6 years becoming more educated about OCD and speaking up to educate people who glibly toss around phrases like “I’m so OCD.” We have so far to go– but we’re going.

4 thoughts on “Ignorance’s Finest Moment

  1. Good for you Jackie. I remember taking this or a similar stupid OCD quiz and scoring very low like you. It’s an outrageous and ignorant stereotype. Thanks for doing your part to educate. I’m doing the same. Can’t stand hearing something like I’m so OCD because I have my spices alphabetized. I feel like slapping someone when he or she says that.

  2. Grrrrrrrrrrrrr. I’ve responded to stuff like this before. What really drives me crazy is that often, others will respond to my response with, “Oh, lighten up. You don’t know how to take a joke, etc. etc.” Sigh.

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