I am 24 and so so so happy that I am not the only person in the world who suffers from this obsession. I have a major obsession with letters and like so many of you the speed that I can do these things is unbelieveable. My friends say it is my party trick!!!
I have done this as long as I can remember and it rules my life.
My obsession is; converting letters into numbers...eg A=1, B=2, C=3 etc etc.....
Every number plate i come across I add up all of the numbers and convert the letters into numbers. I then divide the total in half and work out the middle so both sides of the number plate are equal. I get really angry if it is an odd number.
Over the past ten years or so though it has got worse and is no longer just number plates..I do it with everything..people's names, addresses, road signs, shop signs, sentences and even whole paragraphs of writing.
If introduced to a new person before I even register their name in my mind I have already converted the letters in their name into numbers and I will then remember that persons name and their number!!!! Every person I know and come across has their number...if two people have the same number..my mind thinks they are destined to be together or have some connection.
eg...jon smith =108 (I did that in less than 2 seconds!!!!!!)
No one understands my obsession and thinks I am weird!!!
I don't want to be labelled with OCD but do you really think this is what I have???? Please help