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An anal retentive person is a person who pays such attention to detail that it becomes an (DSM-II) introduced obsessive-compulsive personality disorder ( OCPD), with a definition based on Freud's description of anal-retentive personality.

Anal-retentive definition is - exhibiting or typifying personality traits (such as frugality and obstinacy) held to be psychological consequences of toilet training.

A term used to refer to a person who feels a need to be in control of all aspects of his or her surroundings. Or, in other words, an anal retentive person "can't let.

(psychoanalysis) a personality characterized by meticulous neatness and suspicion and reserve; said to be formed in early childhood by fixation during the anal.

anally retentive definition: Someone who is anally retentive is too worried about being organized and tidy. Learn more.