One of the main symptoms of being affected by Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCPD) is that such a neurotic person tends to have a fully procedure-based and orderly life. This individual demands the order not only in the material things of life, but also in their own thoughts and behaviours.
When the peripheral and external world of such individuals gets regulated based on their inventive rules, now it is the turn of their inner world to be regulated and arranged. At this stage, the patient strives to create some standards to regulate their thinking method, their mental contents and even how to regulate such regulations!
One of the most common ways to achieve the above results is languagisation of the internal emotions in an uninterrupted way and this means that one will try to languagise the whole of their own mental content for one round (at best) and this action will make such thoughts come to existence, one way or another. Now, the patient will think that as long as a thought is not languagised, it is not yet born, so the birth and the good breeding of thoughts will depend on their languagised expression.
This personality (and mental) disorder is the main reason for formation of ceremonial, ritual and symbolic actions of perfectionist individuals. Sometimes, it is not enough for an individual to merely say or define their thoughts for themselves, and they will need to languagise them in some particular places, time and/or dates for the purpose of providing the content of their thoughts with some favourable epic richness. Finally, in such situations, the individual’s attempt for doing visual thinking while trusting in their authenticity will be considered as the best form of treatment.
Translated by Daydaad