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ANAL PERSONALITY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does anal personality mean? 

ANAL PERSONALITY (noun)
  The noun ANAL PERSONALITY has 1 sense:

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)

  Familiarity information: ANAL PERSONALITY used as a noun is very rare.


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ANAL PERSONALITY (noun)


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Meaning:

(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)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

anal personality; anal retentive personality

Hypernyms ("anal personality" is a kind of...):

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

Domain category:

analysis; depth psychology; psychoanalysis (a set of techniques for exploring underlying motives and a method of treating various mental disorders; based on the theories of Sigmund Freud)


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