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The anal retentive personality is characterized by the tendency to cope with conflicts later in life by demonstrating an extreme sense of cleanliness and orderliness, such as dusting furniture or waxing the car when troubled. Carducci — often used in nontechnical contexts to describe someone as extremely or excessively neat, careful, or precise … is his father's clone—intense, focused, fuddy-duddy, severely anal-retentive , or as Archie puts it, "a neat freak. Who knows? All I know is there's no more beautiful sight than firewood stacked in long, perfect rows. See more words from the same year Dictionary Entries near anal-retentive anal plate anal pore anal proleg anal-retentive anals anal sac anal vein.
Also known as being anal retentive, an anal personality is thought of as someone with an extreme need to control their environment. The person with an anal personality will also have an obsessive attention to detail even non-essential details to the point that it might annoy others. The anal personality is generally perceived as anxious and unable to manage the impulse to control situations.
She had an extremely retentive memory, read well, and evinced great love of reading. His knowledge of history, more especially of military history, was profound, and his memory was singularly retentive. At the start he was blest with a most marvelous and retentive memory, and a keen sense of the practical side of life. Success cannot be expected in a soil unduly retentive of moisture. He had been tolerably well educated; and being fond of reading, with a retentive memory, he possessed a good deal of information.