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A term used to refer to a person who feels a need to be in control of all aspects of his or her surroundings. Or, in other words, an anal retentive person "can't let go of shit."
My anal retentive parents won't let me leave the house without leaving them with an address, name, and phone number for my destination.
додав Jonathan 08 Травня 2004

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A mild form of obsessive-compulsive disorder. A collection of very irritating personality traits that include stubbornness, orderliness, and a desire to control others and their surroundings. It makes a person meticulous or fixated about little things, nit-picking or paying extreme attention to detail, and trying to control his or her environment and other people. They do things “by the book’’ with no flexibility in the way they complete tasks, and expect others to do and think as they. It’s their way or the highway, basically. They are the worst people to work for or live with. My roommate is a good example. He irons his underwear because he doesn’t want the wrinkles, assuming people will see them or care. He always must have his room spotless in every detail, including making his bed to perfection before going to work. Before he puts dishes in the dishwasher, he washes them thoroughly, defeating his purpose for the dishwasher. And he must have the dishes in the washer sitting at a certain angle, for fear they wont get cleaned. He will also literally pick tiny particles from the living room carpet, before using the vacuum cleaner. Psychologists say that anally retentive people’s habits—often controlling—stem from lack of being breast fed as an infant. Basically, people who are anally retentive act like they have something up their butt. Instead, they need to see a psyciatrist. And if things don’t go their way, they go nuts! Anally retentive people are usually very annoying as a result and may have a hard time making and keeping friends.

I laughed how that person needs things to be very miticulous. He must be anal retentive.
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One who is excessively insistent upon the smallest detail of something, usually through ignorance or taking things too literally.
"Here's an entry reccomended for deletion because it's not 'urban'. And here's an entry reccomended for delition because it's not written as if in a dictionary. I do think these anal-retentives are quite missing the point of Urban Dictionary."
додав Shanya Almafeta 17 Листопада 2004

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A fixation on neatness developed from the Freudian "anal stage", otherwise though of as the "potty training years". Where the fixation stems from either not enough or too much pushing into potty training and cleanliness as a child.
He/she is anal retentive if everything must be placed perfectly, or if something is moved he/she becomes anxious. "neat freak"
додав stormbourne 12 Грудня 2003

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A term based on the second phase of psychosexual development described by Freud (and appended by Erickson).

Used in modern times to describe a person blessed with nit-picking abilities.
"harness that anus, shower it with gifts for one day it's fruit may stand between us and complete destruction."
додав Cortical Homunculus 14 Травня 2004

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Person/persons who obviously have something stuck up their butt, but (no pun intended) feel the need to take it out on everyone else! These people also must have everything "just so" and if it isn't, oh there's gonna be anal retentive hell to pay, (i.e. nagging, bitching, complaining, delegating tasks/chores, and other various bossy crap too long to mention here.
He/she is so anal retentive they freak out at the sight of anything that isn's "just so"
додав Anonymous 20 Листопада 2003

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An individual who is tightly constricted in the asshole for some reason and is not afraid to show the world it; Is also completely concerned with detail to levels here to fore seen only in Nazi Germany: A basically utight, overwrought control freak. Usually Repressed to the Nth Degree.
додав J. Michael REiter 05 Липня 2003

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