Are his closed-minded, free-reigning passions for causes like campaign finance reform or, more recently, earmarks evidence of determination, a virtue, or obsessiveness
, a fearsome attribute in a president?
It shows an obsessiveness
about her and a possessiveness about her.
In the period following initiation of treatment with levetiracetam, one of the newer anticonvulsant medications, this individual experienced the onset of symptoms of obsessiveness
She said: "I think the thing about entrepreneurs is that there's a certain obsessiveness
Not one to be seduced by the lure of audience-baiting histrionics, her Florence is a simmering kettle of confusion and wobbly self-esteem that makes her obsessiveness
more of an understandable buoy of comfort than an irritant.
These and other considerations represent a politically motivated, legalistic obsessiveness
in the Bush administration's approach to torture that is totally antithetical to the larger strategic concerns that ought to govern the thinking of U.
This is one case where her obsessiveness
loses itself in the work rather than subverts it through showmanship.
Single-mindedness is a kind of obsessiveness
that most men can identify with; a desire to understand the details of something, whether it's a car engine or a computer gadget.
It's as if Brown knows her readers and wants to apologize for her character's obsessiveness
, as if Brown admits that the unnamed narrator is out of her control.
The stamina and patience this kind of obsessiveness
requires are traits that probably contributed to his success as a handpress primer.
One reason so much overlap exists between anorexia and MDD is that starvation produces a host of psychiatric conditions in the body, such as mood lability, irritability, anxiety, apathy, obsessiveness
, poor concentration, social withdrawal, and decreased libido.
Szasz's debating partners include psychiatrists, psychologists, bioethicists, and legal scholars, most of whom seem to have reservations about psychiatry's tendency to treat every facet of human behavior--happiness and sadness, energy and lethargy, neatness and sloppiness, shyness and boldness, inattentiveness and obsessiveness
, thievery and honesty, promiscuity and celibacy, thinness and fatness--as a symptom of mental illness.