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Speech 101
10/22/2010
Informative Speech
The Symptoms of Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder
General Purpose: To inform
Specific Purpose: After hearing my speech, my audience will know more about the symptoms of Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder.
Thesis: Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder is a disorder which involves an obsession with perfection, rules, and organization, which leads to routines and rules for ways of doing things. Organization Pattern: Topical

Introduction
I. Open with impact: One in every one hundred people are affected by OCPD. Even more are affected by its symptoms.
II. Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder is a disorder which involves an obsession with perfection, rules, and organization, which leads to routines and rules for ways of doing things.
III. Focus on Thesis: According to Dr. Steven Phillipson, a person with OCPD is comfortable with their high standards and rigid mindset. In fact, a person with OCPD will justify their actions instead of admitting any sort of problem, which they blame on the environment or external circumstances.

IV. Connect to audience: A person with this personality disorder has symptoms of perfectionism that usually begin in early adulthood, which is about our age, and this kind of perfectionism can take a straight “A” student and cause them to flunk out of college. Because they try to do everything perfectly, they procrastinate assignments and when they do, they can’t complete them, because their standards are so high.

(Signpost: Today, we will be talking about its symptoms and causes.) Body
I. Main Point: What are the symptoms of Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder? A. According to The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, for a person to be diagnosed with Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder, they must have the following qualities:1. preoccupation with details, rules, lists, order, organization, or schedules to the extent that the...
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