Where are the women on your list? Obsessive-compulsive disorder occurs about equally in men and women.
In the real world, it’s women who are constantly nagging about “flat space-itis” whereby all flat space has something laying on it. Recent research shows there’s a biological basis for this behavior. Surprise!
Connie’s ancient brain tells her to constantly evaluate the environment so she can see any possible threat. Because Connie isn’t as physically strong as a man, she has to use her intelligence to keep herself safe. The dopamine in her brain helps her to see novel things around her. Anything out of place triggers intense alertness, vigilance and anxiety. Uh oh.
Basically, she has to “clean up the clutter” so she can see the saber-toothed cat waiting to pounce. Oh wait, it’s not a saber-toothed cat, it’s a backpack! Silly me! There goes my ancient brain again!
Kids, give mom a break. Clean up your stuff!
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