FUSSY, demanding people are hinting that they have mild OCD as a means of justifying their behaviour.
Researchers found that 81 per cent of difficult people used vague claims of obsessive compulsive disorder to make themselves seem more likeable.
31-year-old Nikki Hollis said: “After screaming at guests to take off their shoes I get embarrassed and wheel out the old ‘sorry, I’m a bit OCD’.
“I don’t even know what obsessive compulsive disorder is. Also I’m not sure if you can have it mildly but the word ‘obsessive’ would suggest not.
“Truthfully I am just a slightly controlling person who is way too into her new carpet.”
Professor Henry Brubaker of the Institute for Studies said: “OCD is a serious psychological condition that can dominate a person’s life.
“Just being an arse because somebody used your favourite towel is a totally different thing.”