TAP INTO THE POWER

Patrick Walts

Can the constantly firing synapses and resulting emotional turmoil of OCD be of any practical use to those of us afflicted by this insidious disorder?

I can remember exhibiting signs of OCD by the time I was five. I’ve always had a scarily good memory. I can lie. I can manipulate the shit out of people if I want to. I can draw information out of people that they normally wouldn’t volunteer. Without trying. Just by listening without judgment.

I’m not an asshole, though. I don’t utilize my manipulative skills unless I’m trying to get myself out of trouble. 😂

On a more positive note, I also tend to pick up on the subtle signals people project when they are in the midst of semi-heightened but well-concealed states of emotional distress, and I know words. My vocabulary rolls deep, son. And I know how to use them to convey exactly…

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