Magical thinking is associating events that do not otherwise have an association. In many cases, those of us with OCD notice the association of relief from anxiety when one
performs a compulsion. Our compulsions usually have nothing to do with reality, but since the association exists in our brains, this too becomes an error of thinking that can become automatic.
- Avoiding cracks in the pavement
- having good luck or bad luck numbers/charms/gestures
- ordering/arranging objects or gesturing/praying with the expectation of an event not happening or believing something bad will happen if the task is not completed despite them being unrelated.
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