Uncomfortable when sharing tight spaces in a plane? Double checking if your fork and knife are clean enough before eating? Stressed when not having a bag with enough pockets? If you suffer or panic from all these, chances are you are an obsessive-compulsive traveler, or as we decided to prefer to call it: an OCT.
But what does this mean?
We invented the term “OCT”, based con the Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), a mental disorder in which people have unwanted and repeated thoughts, feelings, ideas, sensations (obsessions), and behaviors that drive them to do something over and over (compulsions). Often the person carries out the behaviors to get rid of the obsessive thoughts. But this only provides short-term relief. Not doing the obsessive rituals can cause great anxiety and distress.