What is it?

Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder (OCPD) is a type of personality disorder that is characterized by a tendency of being perfectionist, organized, and neat. Also, people who have OCPD will try to impose their standards on their environment. These people are stiff, have a hard time creating and maintaining relationships, and find it hard to express their feelings. This personality develops most likely due to a combination of genetics and childhood experiences.

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Signs & symptoms

These people tend to perfectionism, being stiff, formal, or rigid, punctual, paying attention to details, rules adherency, devotion to work and keeping useless things.


Diagnosis is based on an interview with a mental health professional.


OCPD is treated with psychotherapy, in particular cognitive behavioral therapy as well as medication such as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) to decrease anxiety levels.

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