Why do I have an obsessive need to identify TV/film characters? How can I stop?

So whenever I'm watching TV or a movie, I always find myself on imdb or Wikipedia trying to figure what character has been on what other tv show or movie. And then I would look up their biographies and what not. I'm doing this more and more often.

1 Answer

  • 7 years ago

    That is called compulsive research. And it's not necessarily harmful to your health unless it gets extremely bad when you do it for everything. Learning about things is good.

    An addiction or obsession to anything is psychological. The only way you can truly stop it is to convince yourself to stop on your own. I'm sorry. Put your phone in the other room and off when you watch a show or movie if it helps.

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