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Featured Is this obsessive/repetitive behaviour?

Discussion in 'Obsessions and Interests' started by ksheehan88, Feb 13, 2017.

  1. ksheehan88

    ksheehan88 :)

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    Listening to one specific artist and playlist for a week or more, from waking up to going to bed everyday?
     
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    Myway Well-Known Member

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    I do that. It makes me feel better. I love listening to the same playlist or artist for a long time on repeat. It has a soothing effect to me.
     
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  3. xudo

    xudo something V.I.P Member

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    Yup, same here.
     
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    toothless this is mr shadow,my support cat V.I.P Member

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    that is obsessive/repetitive behavior ,it sounds aspie/autie like but there are NTs who do that to,its whether it goes outside the realm of NTism or not.
     
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  5. ksheehan88

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    Its almost like a cycle... I have a playlist of lots of different artists that I will listen to for a while, but then I get stuck on a specific artist and only listen to them for weeks at a time, before suddenly stopping and doing the same thing with a different artist... Its always the same ones aswell
     
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    xudo something V.I.P Member

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    I do exactly the same. It has been known for it to be just the one song too.
     
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  7. ksheehan88

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    Yeah I've done it where its just the one song too
     
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    I've been humming a Pink Floyd melody in my head for five days now. Before it was Springsteen's Philadelphia. Before that one of Sia's songs. Sometimes it lasts for a week, day, or until I pick up another melody that seems to 'stick' like a brain worm. For months it was my nephews gummy bear song.
     
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  9. ksheehan88

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    Not that green thing on Youtube?! That thing drives me mad lol
     
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    Absolutely, it stuck in my brain for months. Almost made me wish I couldn't hear. Don't ever listen to it.
     
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    Judge Well-Known Member

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    I do this all the time. Going from one particular song to another that can last anywhere from a day to a week.

    Right now it's Puccini. "Nessun Dorma". o_O
     
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    Add me to the list of those who don't switch it up too much.
     
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    I bloody love Pavarotti singing Nessun Dorma.
     
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    I use music for both enjoyment and/or a soothing effect. When I do it for enjoyment, I can go all over the place with different artists. When I'm stressed or just need some stimulation, I go to one specific artist and play their library of songs in a very specific order. This specific group is one my obsessions, so it just feels good to indulge.
     
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    My Dad and I would listen to it endlessly, with tears rolling down our faces in the living room.
     
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    I done this twice. First it was Red Hot Chilli Peppers in my early teen years. Then it was Nine Inch Nails in my late school years and my college years. Both are sort of burnt out on me now. I can still listen to a bit of NIN though every now and then.
     
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    In senior year of high school, I did as you described with a band named System of a Down. I'd do not much in my time after school besides obsess over my looks and listen to them.

    Whose to say whether it's an autistic thing or not? I get the feeling that most people don't obsess like this, but some do. Lots of people binge watch TV shows, so music is possible/probable too.


    For my own pleasure I wrote this down:
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    Freshman year - Kid Cudi
    Sophomore year February to June - Different dubstep songs (I guess there is a large variety here since there were many songs)
    Junior year September to December/January - EDM and some leftover dubstep from sophomore year
    Junior year February to June - System of Down
    Senior year September to December - System of a Down. By far, this was my most obsessed (for lack of better term) time with a musician(s). Also somewhat The Gorillaz.
    Senior year December to June - Slipknot, but not exclusively, as also: Lana Del Rey and in April-June: The Gorillaz
     
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    System of a Down. Good choice.
     
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  19. Peatsmoke

    Peatsmoke Furiously sleeping indigo restlessness

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    I do this too - one playlist/album/song for days. My taste has changed a bit o_O, but I remember doing it as a 9 year old - I used to alternate between the soundtracks to the Sound of Music, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, and the Rocky Horror Picture Show... those were all I ever listened to. I also remember that some of the lyrics to Rocky Horror were really puzzling...
     
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    Puzzling because you were 9? I don't think Rocky Horror is really suitable for a 9 year old..