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Definitions and Synonyms of anal retentive personality | Another word for anal retentive personality | What is anal retentive personality?

Definition 1: (psychoanalysis) a personality characterized by meticulous neatness and suspicion and reserve; said to be formed in early childhood by fixation during the anal stage of development (usually as a consequence of toilet training) - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for anal retentive personality in the sense of this definition

(anal retentive personality is a kind of ...) the complex of all the attributes--behavioral, temperamental, emotional and mental--that characterize a unique individual

"their different reactions reflected their very different personalities" "it is his nature to help others"

(anal retentive personality belongs to category ...) a set of techniques for exploring underlying motives and a method of treating various mental disorders; based on the theories of Sigmund Freud

"his physician recommended psychoanalysis"

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