Friday, October 21, 2011

I finally found the words to explain my OCD to finish things

Zei·gar·nik effect

  noun \zī-ˈgär-nik-\


: the psychological tendency to remember an uncompleted task rather than a completed one

Biographical Note for ZEIGARNIK EFFECT

Zeigarnik, Bluma (1900–1988), Russian psychologist. Zeigarnik first described the Zeigarnik effect in her 1927 doctoral thesis.

I totally have this!  This is what explains everything in my life!  I love to complete things, it irks me to have an unfinished project.  I cannot stand to procrastinate, because I want to get things done and get them crossed off my list.  That is my ultimate satisfaction.

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