What does "obsessive behavior" mean?

I'm a new learner so I'm confused with this words! Do you know what does it mean? Can you give me some examples?

Thanks for helping~

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  • "obessive", or "obsessive"? If it's the former, it's a typo for the latter, which you can look up in a dictionary. – Nathan Tuggy Mar 14 '17 at 3:54
  • Technically, there's no such thing as obsessive behavior. "Obsessive" refers to a mental fixation. "Compulsive" refers to behavior. – fixer1234 Mar 14 '17 at 7:58

I think there might be a spelling error in your question.

If you mean "obsessive" then it means that the person in question has a strong obsessive nature.

synonyms: all-consuming, consuming, compulsive, dominating, controlling, obsessional, addictive ...

Examples of usage:

  • He had an obsession with tiny details.
  • She has an obsessive nature when it comes to finding faults.
  • They had an obsession with growing tulips.

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