 An uncontrollable focus on details, neatness an
thriving for perfection at the cost of production,
flexibility, an efficiency.
 Meaning OCPD’s obsess on small details of projects or
assignments where they are unable to complete it if
they cant meet their own standards or put so much
effort in small details, production is slowed down
Associated Features
 DSM-IV-TR (4/8)
 Is a packrat
 cannot work with others unless they’ll do it their way
 Stingy with money, saving it incase of an emergency
 Shows very high stinginess and stubbornness
Associated Features
 Obsessive with minor details that you lose sight of the
purpose for the activity
 unable to finish due to inability to achieve the standards
 is a workaholic (not due to economic reasons)
 stubborn and inflexible when it comes to morals and
religious beliefs
Associated Features
 Those with OPDS tend to be alone since they prefer
their own company. They aren’t good with emotional
business and tend to have relationship problems. At
their work place they try to dominate over projects.
OPDS tend to stress over work In strife for perfection
but even if they go on vacation they bring work with so
they wont *waste time*. Usually when they come back
to their office they get a sense of relief.
 Biological
 OCPD can have children who can also develop the
 Family and social Environment
 OCPD’s tend to have had parents who were very strict
during the anal stage of the psychological development
 As children they can be very bossy to other children and
tend to hold back anger towards abusive parents but
remain respectful (emotions bottle up)
 This particular disorder isn’t very common in the
general population
 Only about 1%
 The amount of men with OCPD is twice the amount
of women with OCPD which could be because it is is
more socially acceptable for a man to be controlling
and stubborn than for a women
 OCPD’s tend to be very respectful to authorities in the
work force, but can be overly demanding and
disrespectful to those who work under them
 Due to OCPD, they can have many issues during
relationship or makes it difficult for them to be in a
very large social group
 Many of the reasons why OCPD end up in therapy
due to relationship problems and the disorder is later
 Because of their difficulty in socializing they end up
feeling very lonely
 This can also lead to depression
 It has also been known that people who have problems
with animal hoarding also have OCPD and OCD
 The only way for treatment is long term therapy, it all
depends on the patient
 Medicine
 Prozac (an anti-depressant) is a short term use drug for
OCPD long term use is highly opposed
 Therapy
 Seeing a psychologist and talking about daily problem
can help those with OCPD become more open
 But OCPD’s are very controlling and question their
 They will even go as far as fooling their psychologist
that treatment is working when it really isn’t
 Support groups
 This can really help OCPD’s become more emotionally
open and it really does provide them with emotional
 HOWEVER it is not recommended for everyone since
OCPD’s are very stubborn with morals and can even go
out and say other members in the group are in the
Discussion Question
 How can OCPD lead to animal hoarding
 Scott always works really hard day in and day out, and
even if he had leisure time (which he doesn’t) he knows
he wouldn’t be doing anything since he doesn’t have
that many friends. His fellow employees want to throw
a surprise party for a girl he likes. He ask to help for
the party but they shun him since he is too controlling
and know he will obsess over even the smallest details.
Scott feels socially isolated by the time he gets home
and worry’s he will be alone for the rest of his life.
Think about this to have a better understanding about
those with OCPD
 Grohol,J.(2010).Obsessive-Compulsive Personality
Disorder. Retrieved from
 Louk,M(2011). Hoarding; One Aspect of ObsessiveCompulsive Personality Disorder. Retrieved from
 Confessions: Animal Hoarding. (2010). From Animal
Planet database.