Everyone gets confused what obsessive compulsive disorder is.  Many people I know just think it means to just being a neat freak and wanting everything organized, which is not the case.  What I learned in my past classes is that OCD is obsessions are thoughts and compulsions are the repetitive behaviors.  These behaviors are aimed at preventing or reducing distress or preventing a dreaded event.  People think that I have OCD because I am neat, but I don't have repetitive behaviors or obsessions about it.  OCD is a disorder where it can become serious and have a major impact on a person's life who has it.