All of my interests are obsessive and fluctuate in intensity
For some reason, I seem to get focused on one thing I like at a time. Like, I like a lot of things, but more often than not do I focus on only one of those things and become complete obsessed and engrossed in it for a few weeks to a month.
It's not like I completely abandon the thing once my obsession fades. It's usually replaced with another one and comes back maybe a year later, and I can still enjoy the other things I like, but I keep going back to my current obsession.
It's sort of like clockwork. I forget about one thing only for it to come back a year later and completely envelop my mind.
This mostly happens to me with video games I'll play it for 3 months straight and then suddenly go "fuck this game's getting kind of boring" only to get hooked on that game again a few months later.
I have an obsession that will never go away though. Dragons.
I've got a 4 foot dragon plush, dragon statues, a dragon incense holder, a Charizard plush and figure, dragon shirts, etc.
Dragons are awesome and nobody is gonna tell me otherwise.
if the obsession also seems to take over your life a little bit then this sounds like hyperfixations - common with people who have autism, ADHD, OCD or depression
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I'm the same with some things too.
Anytime a new Fire Emblem game is out, I'm sucked right in. Then after I'm done with the game I move on to something else. Though once the DLC drops I'm back in.
The Ace Attorney series is another one that comes back. There are no current new games, yet I always find myself coming back.
FNAF is another one. I like seeing what Chica looks like in the newest game. If they make a Mystery Mini of it, I'll find it off Mercari and buy it.
Others include Smash Bros, Resident Evil, Street Fighter, Pokemon, Bayonetta, and Kirby. XD
That's exactly the same for me. Also I'm autistic. (Diagnosed at 8) and am also female. Most of my interests/obsessions tend to be romantic obsessions though. Just some of my obsessions are: tornadoes, North Korea, Carolina reaper peppers, The Jackson Five era MJ, liminal spaces, The Spongebob outro song (and Spongebob the cartoon), and atm my biggest main obsession/crush is Salad fingers.
Some other obsessions I have had are elevators, chilli peppers, and when I was younger it was animals like parrots and horses (though these weren't romantic interests.)
And yes they also go through cycles. I will like one thing for a year or 2, or a few months, and then move on to a next thing, and sometimes I will get the same obsession from before back again. I was obsessed with elevators when I was 13, and got the obsession back when I was about 22. Like with North Korea, I was obsessed with when I was 18 (I even made posts on here about it then) and then last year, when I was 24 I got the obsession back. I also liked Jackson five MJ when I was 21-23, and then last year towards the end of the year I got obsessed with him again, and when I was 11 I had a crush on Salad fingers and was obsessed, now I have a crush on him again.
More recently, like this year and last year, my obsessions have been quicker to change into another thing. Last year I had North Korea, then Shigaraki from MHA, then liminal spaces, and the Spongebob outro song, then young MJ, and now it's Salad fingers.
i completely lost interest in mowin the lawn once it was winter