Obsessive–compulsive personality disorder (OCPD) is a personality disorder which involves an obsession with perfection, rules, and organization. People with OCPD may feel anxious when they perceive that things are not right.
• Obsessive–compulsive personality disorder (OCPD) is a personality disorder which involves an obsession with perfection, rules, and organization. People with OCPD may feel anxious when they perceive that things are not right. This can lead to routines and rules for ways of doing things, whether for themselves or their families.
• The primary symptoms of OCPD are a preoccupation with details, rules, lists, order, organization, and schedules; being very rigid and inflexible in their beliefs; showing perfectionism that interferes with completing a task; excessive focus on being productive with their time; being very conscientious; having inflexible morality, ethics, or values; hoarding items that may no longer have value; and a reluctance to trust a work assignment or task to someone else for fear that their standards will not be met.
• Some people with OCPD, but not all of them, show an obsessive need for cleanliness.
• Completion of a task or problem by an OCPD individual can be affected when excessive time is used in getting such to be considered right.
• Personal and social relationships are often under serious strain because the “full blown” OCPD individual insists on being in charge and the only one who knows what is right. Pathological money hoarding, looking like miserliness or stinginess to other people may occur to minimize that spent on daily living.
• There are few moral grey areas for a person with fully developed OCPD.
• People with OCPD, when anxious or excited, may tic, grimace, or make noises, as in Tourette syndrome, or do impulsive and unpredictable things, including risk taking.