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Do you think obsession with someone is a mental illness?

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  • Swan Eshdeh 2012/05/24 18:01:04
    Yes
    Swan Eshdeh
    yes it is
  • Ashley Tale 2012/05/23 18:22:51
    Yes
    Ashley Tale
    Proven by studies it is a mental condition
  • Keith 2012/05/23 13:23:26
    No
    Keith
    Most of the time, no.
  • DBSK(fanatic) 2012/05/23 05:37:51
    Yes
    DBSK(fanatic)
    I can say that cuz my ex just told me that he's obsessd wiv me, that I'm his poison/drug now.
  • Chaya2010 2012/05/23 04:20:10
    No
    Chaya2010
    It depends how obsessed and the effect the obsession has.
  • Jack the Dude 2012/05/23 02:45:15
    Yes
    Jack the Dude
    Exhibit A
  • Betty 2012/05/23 02:17:53
    Yes
    Betty
    Speaking from personal expierience yes i do believe it's a mental illness.
  • SA 2012/05/23 01:50:30
    Yes
    SA
    Yes, I believe it is.
  • PonToki 2012/05/23 01:40:14
    Yes
    PonToki
    Being obsessed with anything is potentially unhealthy.
  • Crime Time 2012/05/22 20:25:00
  • Jack's Pearl 2012/05/22 20:11:22
    Yes
    Jack's Pearl
    +1
    The way I'm thinking about someone who is obsessing over someone is a form of mental unbalance. Sure.
  • Party of One 2012/05/22 16:49:26 (edited)
    No
    Party of One
    Obsessions I've been familiar with haven't been. I guess I should add the people with that problem didn't let it dictate their actions, and it seemed short-lived. I've never known anyone firsthand who wouldn't let reality sink-in and just move on from there, not locally.
  • enya senka 2012/05/22 14:13:07
    No
    enya senka
    no, its just some one who has nothin better to do with there time.
  • Mrkando 2012/05/21 22:07:37
    Yes
    Mrkando
    +1
    If we are talking a true obsession and not simply infatuation then yes it can be a mental illness. True obsession means that you can't let it go no matter how much you need to.
  • Bronar 2012/05/21 20:32:09
    No
    Bronar
    Depends on the obsession and how it plays out.
  • Vision of Verve 2012/05/21 20:12:24
  • Freeranger 2012/05/21 20:11:30
    No
    Freeranger
    C'mon......are we forever stuck with yes and no? Life is not black and white.

    Tell you what. You describe your idea of the word "obsession" as it pertains to the question and then I can answer it. Stealing someone's underwear would be an obsession, yet say, positioning yourself to be at a coffee shop in the morning where someone whom you're attracted to would stop by doesn't meet that criteria IMO.
    More definition please.
  • Ryoka∞Boy 2012/05/21 20:05:22
    Yes
    Ryoka∞Boy
    Totally.When you are obssessed with something/someone in an unlogical levels,obviously your brain is telling you something is wrong.
  • GeminiWolf 2012/05/21 20:04:34 (edited)
    No
    GeminiWolf
    But it depends on the degree.

    If I'm "obsessed" with someone (meaning to me, I can't get them out of my thoughts) but the feeling is not mutual, I'll quickly find a way to move on. If the feeling is mutal, I'll act upon it.

    Going all stalkerish is crossing the line though.
  • MandaLynne 2012/05/21 19:30:17
    No
    MandaLynne
    No, but it can be when that obsession becomes all consuming prompting the obsessor to act in inappropriate ways.

    For example, stalkers. Definitely inappropriate behaviour.

    For example, me + William Shatner/Captain Kirk = harmless lifelong indulgence. I met him and did not go all fangirl on him. :)
  • John Galt jr or Ron/jon 2012/05/21 19:16:44
    No
    John Galt jr or Ron/jon
    It's a form of infatuation...
  • mrdog 2012/05/21 19:15:21
    No
    mrdog
    Of course it depends on the degree of obsession.... bark
  • Ira 2012/05/21 19:07:28
    Yes
    Ira
    +1
    It certainly is if the obsession is unrequited!
  • ♚Littlɘ Ǫuɘɘn~Phaet's Own 2012/05/21 18:56:46 (edited)
    Yes
    ♚Littlɘ Ǫuɘɘn~Phaet's Own
    It can be but, if it's fleeting, it's just infatuation.
  • **StarzAbove** 2012/05/21 18:55:24
    Yes
    **StarzAbove**
    +1
    It can be. People that can think of nothing else but getting even with others, harassing and causing trouble certainly have a mental problem.
  • Ken 2012/05/21 18:26:29
    Yes
    Ken
    +1
    Well known researcher, Helen Fisher of Rutgers University in New Jersey has proposed that humans fall in love in three stages: lust, attraction and attachment. During these three stages of falling in love, different hormonal changes and chemical reactions are involved, some of which actually mimic mental illness and the effects of illicit drug use.
  • No
    ϟ Emma ϟ_♥loves♥supernatural♥
    +1
    well i am obsessed with them, and i don't think i got a problem :P
    dean sam castiel gifs
  • KarenInKenoshaWisconsin 2012/05/21 17:07:41
    No
    KarenInKenoshaWisconsin
    Yes, no, maybe so. If you're obsessed with someone because you're studying their body of art at the moment, that can be quite a different thing than if you're obsessed about a person in a dysfunctional, abusive way, the latter which is mentally ill.
  • Pat 2012/05/21 17:02:42
    Yes
    Pat
    Yes, I think it could become and illness if it goes too far like stalking or giving unwanted attention, etc. It can be very dangerous if the person has a grudge or sexual obsession.
  • Flowers 2012/05/21 16:14:17
    Yes
    Flowers
    +1
    Being obsessed isn't healthy
  • Melizmatic 2012/05/21 16:10:18
    Yes
    Melizmatic
    +1
    Yup; I sure do.
  • Zolfie™ 2012/05/21 15:42:37
    Yes
    Zolfie™
    It depends on how obsessed we're talking about, but yeah I think some people get mental illness and start obsessing, stalking and start to think they're willing to do anything to get to someone and that someone has made it clear they don't want them around.
  • Joe61 2012/05/21 15:34:48
    No
    Joe61
    +1
    It is just a human weakness and usually affects people with a social deficiency such as, not having friends, people with little confidence in themselves, schizophrenics and other personality disorders.

    But, if the obssesion is not left to fester then it is usually quite harmless
  • SA Joe61 2012/05/23 01:48:42
    SA
    Schizophrenia IS a mental illness.
  • Joe61 SA 2012/05/23 05:19:41
    Joe61
    But, if the obssesion is not left to fester then it is usually quite harmless
  • Poet003 2012/05/21 15:25:34
    No
    Poet003
    If the person is dead and one has devoted their life to running a museum on the person then its fine.If the person is alive and is being stalked then that is wrong.
  • Poet003 Poet003 2012/05/21 15:29:58
    Poet003
    +1
    David Loehr who runs the James Dean Gallery or the people that run the Van Gogh Gallery
    in Amsterdam have a healthy obsession that contributes to society.If the person is alive
    its wrong.When I was busy dying (because of a stalker) all I talked about were dead people.
    Now even if I start getting stalked again Im not going back to that.
  • Poet003 Poet003 2012/05/21 15:33:14
    Poet003
    If I ever start obsessing over someone Ill just be a slut and find someone that needs sex.
    What I dont get from who I have sex with Ill get from dead famous people.
  • Poet003 Poet003 2012/05/21 15:34:25
    Poet003
    The person I have sex with will be a adult and everything.
  • AM 2012/05/21 15:23:27

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