What is a compulsion and its possible roots

What is a compulsion and its possible roots


  • 1 What is a compulsion
  • 2 The daily compulsions
  • 3 Recreational compulsions
  • 4 Personal interactions

What is a compulsion?

The compulsions lead the person unconsciously to try to meet an emotional demand through physical action; This action allows you to distract the mind and body to overlap the frustration caused by the dissatisfaction caused by not satisfying that demand. The action initially brings you pleasant sensations that you associate as "satisfaction", this encourages you to repeat the action and every time you feel the same way, you will repeat it again, to the point of becoming indispensable to live. When this situation occurs, we are facing the acquisition of a deviation, also called compulsion, obsession, vice, etc.

Compulsive activity is used as an emotional placebo to mask, evade, shelter and distract the true need. The action becomes the only way to feel pleased, without it, the person feels anxious, bored and desperate. This self-deception becomes an obsession, since the individual, by continuing unsatisfied, repeats it regularly, creating what we have explained above as a "circle of insistence." Compulsions gradually occupy the individual's time and mind until they "own" them completely, logically when accompanied by personal unconsciousness. It should be noted that deviations are a consequence of the frustration of the need for Integrity, but not the only cause, there are various "gaps", traumas, conflicts, etc., that lead a human being to acquire a deviation.

There are multiple compulsions, any daily activity, relationship or thought can lead to a obsession. Previously few were known, however, as the world develops, more appear. Technological, scientific and social advances are responsible for creating more distractions for people every day and consequently, different ways of acquiring some deviation; They are the field paid for new vices.

A person can acquire a compulsion or oscillate between several, according to need, ignorance and dissatisfaction present.

To better explain the compulsions, we will divide them into three groups:

The daily compulsions

They occur when routine activities they become compulsive for their quantity and frequency, actions such as: eat, drink water, buy, sleep, practice sex, work, clean, etc.., derive in obsessions. At present they are already classified as diseases, such as: bulimia, anorexia, potomania, invisible disease, etc. The difficulty in overcoming these obsessions lies in the fact that much of them originate from activities that normally must be performed; Therefore, it is complex to identify and apply a corrective promptly, since the healing of deviations begins mostly, for suspending the execution of the action, which is almost impossible in these cases.

Recreational compulsions

They are those that they begin as a form of distraction and settle down for their constancy in routines, can drag to the point of forgetting personal obligations and responsibilities, even losing the sense of reality. It is an action that is initially perceived as pleasant, a reason that induces everyday practice, becoming indispensable, possessing his mind and time, so much that the person requires this activity to control their emotions, examples of these, the We find in activities such as: watch television, listen to music, internet, social networks, consume alcohol, the gym, gambling or computer; actions that go from eventual to essential. In this kind of deviations there is also addiction to adrenalin, which is a substance that the body irrigates, when it is in high degrees of excitement and produces in the person effects similar to alcohol in the body, an example, we have it in high-water sports or in the unconscious attraction of chaos in daily life. Chaos attraction is a pattern of behavior that leads the person to constantly attract problems and difficulties, characterized by disorder and dysfunctionality in their lifestyle.

Personal interactions

Is about an obsessive way of relating to others, occurs when the person feels a persistent demand to be with another person. We will see this at the end of the chapter more extensively, for now it is sufficient to know that they correspond to individuals who stick to any type of relationship.

All types of deviations have as a common factor the need for that "something" to calm anxiety, boredom, despair and any kind of feeling and emotion. When the person gets that "something" he feels joy, ecstasy, relaxation, satiety, tranquility, find flavor to life, of course said satiety is ephemeral and fulera.

Deviations are unconscious options that a person adopts to distract the true origin of their frustrations, gaps and nonconformity. The compulsive activity drags her little by little to lose sight of reality, the will and the true purposes of life; embedded in her addictions, without recognizing her illness and much less the cause that drags her to suffer it. Leading her to psychic and physical illness, in many cases causing direct or indirect death. The obsessions eats the life of the individual, that of their loved ones and even their surroundings, because they lose their conscious state and commit faults that cause fatalities, economic crises and emotional difficulties for their loved ones.

Compulsions occur because the natural process stops and the person continues to demand the need and therefore feels a void that seeks to fill with some distraction or placebo, therefore, deviates from the course by "recreating" with some type (s) of deviation. There are people who have moments of sobriety, this can lead to less disorder; however, to resume the natural process; certain states of consciousness are required that allow you to make the psychic changes required to return to the process.