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Does the word ''obsessed'' has always a negative meaning?

 

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If not, could you give me some examples of the positive meaning?

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    Does the word "obsessed" always have a negative meaning?


    No. It is a matter of degree. You can be obsessed with something meaning that you really love it, that you are really into it. That is a positive.

    I am obsessed with learning Korean. = I am really interested in learning Korean.
    I am obsessed with watermelons. = I really love watermelons.

    However, if you are obsessed with negative things OR if your obsession takes over your life, then it is a negative.

    I am obsessed with knowing every single detail of my friend's personal life.
    I am so obsessed with learning Korean that I only get one hour of sleep every night.

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