- The definition of obsessive is fixated on something.
An example of an obsessive person is someone who needs to count his shirts every day.
- Obsessive is defined as a person who has excessive thoughts or actions.
An example of an obsessive is a person who constantly thinks about death.
- Of, relating to, characteristic of, or causing an obsession: obsessive gambling.
- Excessive in degree or nature: an obsessive need to win.
(comparative more obsessive, superlative most obsessive)
- Prone to cause obsession
- The idea is too tempting, it's obsessive
- Having one thought or pursuing one activity to the absolute or nearly absolute exclusion of all others.
- Hardcore fans' obsessive behavior may take over their lives
- Excessive, as results from obsession.
- A workaholic's obsessive zeal may lead to success or burnout
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obsessive - Medical Definition
- Although it's unclear why some people suffer from Asperger syndrome and obsessive compulsive disorder at the same time, some physicians believe that AS leads to anxiety or depression, which may or may not worsen over time to include OCD.
- If this trait goes unchecked and isn't self-monitored, it can become an obsessive one that eventually drives away any potential mate unless that mate happens to be another earth sign.
- Others are compulsive eaters who, as the result of a chemical imbalance in the brain, engage in eating as a repetitive, obsessive behaviour, in much the same way that some obsessive-compulsives wash their hands repeatedly.
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) teaches patients how to confront their fears and obsessive thoughts by making the effort to endure or wait out the activities that usually cause anxiety without compulsively performing the calming rituals.
- Other symptoms that may be associated with tics and tic disorders include obsessive thoughts; difficulty concentrating or paying attention in school; forgetfulness; slowness in completing tasks; losing the thread of a conversation.