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Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder

  1. Jonathan S. Abramowitz,
  2. Michael G. Wheaton,
  3. Brittain L. Mahaffey

Published Online: 30 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470479216.corpsy0618

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

How to Cite

Abramowitz, J. S., Wheaton, M. G. and Mahaffey, B. L. 2010. Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1–4.

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  1. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 JAN 2010


Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder (OCPD) is a personality disorder characterized by excessive perfectionism, inflexibility, and need for control that negatively impacts interpersonal relationships, occupational functioning, or other important domains of an individual's life. Individuals with this condition often maintain strict principles and are intolerant of others who do not conform to their standards.


  • obsessive-compulsive;
  • personality disorder;
  • perfectionism;
  • rigidity;
  • orderliness;
  • cognitive-behavioral