When I hear someone describe a trait with OCD as an adjective, I get a little sick to my stomach. I think it’s because hearing the term used in a way so carefree and ignorantly, just reminds me of the embarrassment I feel from my compulsions knowing that people just don’t understand. I know it’s not personal, which is why for a long time, when I heard someone use the word in that light, I just let it go. Lately, I’ve been “correcting” the person’s statement. It sure is awkward to do that, but I feel like I am standing up for myself.