Let's identify a point of view: I think she thinks poorly of me because I'm not a certain way. I then think, I'm not that certain way because I'm like this. I then spend ways reaffirming this. She now thinks well of me because I'm the person I perpetuate. I'm bothered when people challenge my made up affirmation. People believe my affirmations, I become successful. I stop believing my affirmations, I become point one -> People think poorly of me, because I am a certain way - a slob, procrastinating, etc. When I constantly re-assess my affirmations, I'm counterproductive. Have I identified a fallacy in my thinking? Or is it a fundamental part of human nature? Either way, I'm compulsive with this sort of thinking. I'd prefer it if I were happy and successful without the use of this type of mindset. I think this is a fundamental way I think. Am I psychopathic?