As adjectives the difference between habitual and obsessive
is that habitual
is behaving in a regular manner, as a habit while obsessive
is prone to cause obsession.
As a noun obsessive is
a person who is obsessed, who has an obsession.
* habituall (obsolete)
Behaving in a regular manner, as a habit.
Recurring, or that is performed over and over again.
- He's a habitual chainsmoker .
Regular or usual.
- Her habitual lying was the reason for my mistrust .
- Professor Franklein took his habitual seat at the conference table .
Prone to cause obsession
Having one thought or pursuing one activity to the absolute or nearly absolute exclusion of all others.
- ''The idea is too tempting, it's obsessive
Excessive, as results from obsession.
- ''Hardcore fans' obsessive behavior may take over their lives
- ''A workaholic's obsessive zeal may lead to success or burnout
* (Having one thought or pursuing one activity) unrelenting, unyielding, headstrong
A person who is obsessed, who has an obsession