December 3, 2022

TIL about Symmetry OCD

Today I learned:

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition (DSM-5) describes OCPD as “a pervasive pattern of preoccupation with orderliness, perfectionism, and mental and interpersonal control, at the expense of flexibility, openness, and efficiency.”

What Is The Difference Between OCPD And OCD

Take my constant desire for symmetry in level design, my need to create task lists and tick them off when complete, my constant nagging insistence on consistency, my endless nitpicking about pretty much anything I’m presented with, my inability to go out wearing creased clothes and my weird lining things up problem, that I won’t bore you with. All of which can cause my workmates to want to scream in frustration or point and laugh.


Symmetrically Inclined I’ve always loved symmetry in architecture, which made creating well-balanced multiplayer levels nice and simple for me: I didn’t constantly feel the need to shake things up from base to base, and everyone knows the best levels tend to be mirror images, so I was made for the job.

Obsessive compulsive designer

December 3, 2022 · #til


Discuss on Twitter ↗

Sign up for the mailing list

Next:TIL about Knolling