Whatever you collect – porcelain dolls, precious stones, shoes, thimbles, watches or fans – your hobby could easily become a psychological disorder…
The researchers, from Granada University, say that as long as collectors exercise some control, then “collecting items is good from a psychological point of view, as it helps in developing positive skills and attitudes such as perseverance, order, patience and memory.”
But Granada’s Francisca López Torrecillas warns that in the recent years, “a very significant increase has been observed of cases where uncontrolled collecting has caused obsessive-compulsive disorders.”
What if you’re only buying it to because it’s so cool you have to post it on your blog? But, what does it mean if you sold something that you suddenly wish you’d kept? You know you have to let stuff go, but which stuff? Is it significant if I regret selling it even if I didn’t need it? Even though I’ve only played guitar for 18 months, I know I needed the two acoustics, 3 electrics, and two amps that I’ve bought. No, I don’t suffer from anything. What about you?