I'm curious if there are mental/neurological disorders where a symptom is over strategizing and planning for too many outcomes? Or sometimes people say its "over-analyzing" a situation. They seem to pay excessive attention to every single detail, then formulate strategies and plans for outcomes that have a negligible chance of occurring. For example, an individual with such a symptom may express concerns for a typing mistake in a letter, and start planning on how to manage the reader's over reaction to such a letter.

I also find that people with the "over-strategizing" symptom tend to lack the ability to "think on their feet" or "fly by the seat of their pants" or "wing it". When you put these people in foreign situations, they either freeze up, or their natural reaction is opposite of "common sense".

Can anyone suggest personality disorders that exhibit these symptoms?


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