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  1. Compulsive behavior

    Compulsive behavior is defined as performing an act persistently and repetitively without it leading to an actual reward or pleasure. Compulsive behaviors could be an attempt to make obsessions go away. The act is usually a small, restricted and repetitive behavior, yet not disturbing in a pathological way. Compulsive behaviors are a need to reduce apprehension caused by internal feelings a person wants to abstain or control. A major cause of the compulsive behaviors is said to be obsessive–compulsive disorder. The main idea of compulsive behavior is that the likely excessive activity is not connected to the purpose it appears to be directed to. Also, as well as being associated with obsessive–compulsive disorder, compulsive behavior is associated with Compulsive Sexual Behavior or a lack of control over one’s sexual behavior. Furthermore, there are many different types of compulsive behaviors including, shopping, hoarding, eating, gambling, trichotillomania and picking skin, checking, counting, washing, sex, and more. Also, there are cultural examples of compulsive behavior.

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  1. Compulsive Behavior

    The behavior of performing an act persistently and repetitively without it leading to reward or pleasure. The act is usually a small, circumscribed behavior, almost ritualistic, yet not pathologically disturbing. Examples of compulsive behavior include twirling of hair, checking something constantly, not wanting pennies in change, straightening tilted pictures, etc.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of compulsive behavior in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of compulsive behavior in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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  1. Sam Stoller:

    My feeling from all this is that this is a story about anti-Semitism, it's a story about two young men who worked pretty much all of their lives since they were children to prepare for this moment, and they prepared with an obsessive compulsive behavior that normal people couldn't understand.

  2. Simon Rego:

    Do Paul Coleman feel like Paul Coleman can not resist the drive to exercise ? That’s when we get into the definition of a compulsive behavior.

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