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Obsessive People: Who are they, what makes them the people they are and where do the rest of us fit in with their world

Updated on April 7, 2016
Zac Bagans pursuing ghosts and demons even though he knows its harmful.
Zac Bagans pursuing ghosts and demons even though he knows its harmful. | Source
Dog Chapman pursuing lawbreakers even though he knows too it can be harmful.
Dog Chapman pursuing lawbreakers even though he knows too it can be harmful. | Source
Guy Martin riding motorbikes and other speed vehicles even though he like the other two knows this can be harmful.
Guy Martin riding motorbikes and other speed vehicles even though he like the other two knows this can be harmful. | Source

There are those of us who are quite happy just to be happy with what we've got and not to venture too far from our safety zone. There are others who will go the extra mile to achieve what is their goal in life and then there are those who hate taking a break and cannot stand to be away from whatever their profession is or interest is and are extreme.

Its like a demon eating away at them, if they have a break, a holiday, a rest even, they feel like they are wasting their time when they could be doing whatever their profession or interest is.

Many of these obsessive individuals pursue their profession or interest if it means a brush with death and injury. These people usually have minions running around for them and can be very bossy indeed.

Three individuals stick out as such personalities although I'm sure the reader could think of many more are: Guy Martin, Zac Bagans and Dog Chapman.

You have Zac Bagans of 'Ghost Adventures' pursing the Paranormal determined to prove there is life after death and then you have Guy Martin a speed freak and Dog Chapman the bounty hunter.

All three of these people are people who are bossy, have minions running around for them, they are obsessive and think taking a rest or a holiday is a waste of time as it stops them doing what they enjoy doing and pursue their chosen paths to extremes. If it means their coming up against things which could kill them or injure them, they either don't care about the dangers or are oblivious to it.

Is it some form of mental illness as to why people like them are the way they are, could be, is it an adrenaline rush, could be, but one thing is for sure whatever faces them, no matter how hard or challenging, it inspires them where many of us mere mortals would retreat.

Are we better off for having people like that in the world, I don't know, but it provides for fascinating entertainment.



OCD or Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.

Might Zac Bagans, Dog Chapman and Guy Martin suffer with some form of this obsessive behaviour.
Might Zac Bagans, Dog Chapman and Guy Martin suffer with some form of this obsessive behaviour. | Source

Channel 4's 'Obsessive Compulsive Cleaners'.

Channel 4's 'Obsessive Compulsive Cleaners' features people who have an obsession with cleaning and suffer with ocd or obsessive compulsive disorder. They usually cannot stand to be around grimy or filthy places and the programme sends these individuals to people who have not cleaned their homes for years and usually horde junk.

The ocd affected people cannot understand how people can let their homes get in such a state and the people at the other end of the spectrum cannot understand how ocd people are obsessed with cleaning.

The programmes usually end well with the ocd people transforming the person's house into a palace and the people at the other end of the spectrum who have usually had traumatic lives of relationship break up for example hence the state of their homes begin to clean again on a regular basis.

The opposite happens to the ocd people they still clean to the point of being extreme but clean less and realize their lives do not have to be dominated by cleaning.

I am wondering if people like Dog Chapman, Guy Martin and Zac Bagans have something akin to ocd in their obsession in what they do.


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