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Old 11-30-03, 02:57 PM
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Circumstantial, Tangential, Obsessive Thinking (& more)

(EXAMPLES): You start talking in one direction and you go off on a tangent in a totally different direction (tangential thinking) OR you go into way too much detail about what you're talking about but eventually get back to your point (circumstantial thinking).

Do any of you have problems with some of these? (I see the first 5 listed below in myself).

~Sandy

Here are some more types of thinking:

Circumstantial Thinking: Eventually gets to the point after talking around it.
[MY NOTE: This reminds me of "hypergraphia, except that hypergraphia is writing in extensive length rather than talking].

Tangential Thinking: Responds but the responses don't pertain to the questions.

Obsessive Thinking: Repetitive responses.

Perseveration: Focusses on a single topic.

Pressured Speech: Compelled rapid speech. [Often seen in the hypo/manic phase of bipolar disorder].

Confabulation: Generating material (lying) to replace gaps in story.

Blocking: Inability to recall things. (repression).

Delusions: False beliefs (i.e. parents trying to kill me).

Impoverished Thinking: Minimal responses.
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Re: Circumstantial, Tangential, Obsessive Thinking (& more)

Hi Sandy,

I went to the psychologist today and he says he cannot understand me when I talk to him.
Are people really so stupid as that?

He told me I have tangential thinking, pressured speech and possibly cognitive functioning.

He suggests I have an MMPI (Minnesota Multi Phasic personality Inventory) done.

He says he can't help me because he doesn't understand how my brain works!
He's a doctor in psychology.

Aren't we all created different?
Do you have ADD?

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Re: Circumstantial, Tangential, Obsessive Thinking (& more)

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Circumstantial Thinking: Eventually gets to the point after talking around it.
I used to know someone who was really bad at this: she would talk around a topic, instead of getting to the point.
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Re: Circumstantial, Tangential, Obsessive Thinking (& more)

Hmm, you engage in circumstantial thinking. I on the other hand provide a full systemic analysis...
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