compulsive personality


A personality pattern characterized by rigidity, perfectionistic standards, meticulous attention to order and detail, and excessive concern with conformity, duty, and adherence to standards of conscience.

Nearby words

  1. comptroller,
  2. comptroller general of the united states,
  3. comptroller of the currency,
  4. compulsion,
  5. compulsive,
  6. compulsively,
  7. compulsory,
  8. compulsory purchase,
  9. compunction,
  10. compunctious

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