More akin to the tics is stereotypy of written language, so common an appanage of mental disease.
stereotypy and perseveration are other evidences of this narrowness of thought content.
It indicates a tendency to mental stereotypy, so frequently encountered in testing the feeble-minded.
stereotypy ster·e·o·ty·py (stěr'ē-ə-tī'pē, stēr'-)
The maintenance of one attitude for a long period.
The constant repetition of certain meaningless gestures or movements.