Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
(OCPD), also called anankastic personality disorder
, is a personality disorder characterized by a general pattern of concern with orderliness, perfectionism, excessive attention to details, mental and interpersonal control, and a need for control over one's environment, at the expense of flexibility, openness, and efficiency. Workaholism and miserliness are also seen often in those with this personality disorder. In contrast to OCD, the symptoms seen in OCPD, though they are repetitive, are not linked with repulsive thoughts, images, or urges. OCPD characteristics and behaviors are known as
ego-syntonic, as persons with the disorder view them as suitable and correct.