OCD about Knowing/Remembering Things
This may sound weird, but I have realized that I have an obsession with knowing things. I know it is normal to want to learn about things, but I have a fear of someone asking me something and me not being able to answer them. I feel I may look incompetent and seem like less of a person if I don't know things. I guess it stems from me being a perfectionist. I can be in the middle of something and all of a sudden get a thought about wanting to know how something works or if I hear people talking about something and if I don't know what a certain word or statement they make means I do not feel at rest until I know. The thing is that I know there is no way for me to know everything and I am not a genius, so it is impossible for me to remember a whole lot. I get frustrated with myself if someone is talking about something or I read something and realize I do not remember what it means after I have previously learned about it. Also, if in conversation I am asked what something means I get frustrated because I do not always know how to explain things well.
I know this seems trivial to what other problems that there are in life, but just wondered if anyone else deals with it?