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anal personality

Definition:

a personality characterized by meticulous neatness, suspicion, and reserve; said to be formed in early childhood by fixation during the anal stage of development (usually as a consequence of toilet training)

Class:

attribute noun (attributes of people and objects)

Plural:

anal personalities

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Anal retentiveness | anal retentive | anally retentive | anal

used to describe a person who pays such attention to detail that the obsession becomes an annoyance to others, potentially to the detriment of the anal-retentive person. The term derives from Freudian psychoanalysis. In Freudian psychology, the anal... (38 of 391 words)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Anal retentiveness

Britannica Encyclopedia:

personality

a characteristic way of thinking, feeling, and behaving. Personality embraces moods, attitudes, and opinions and is most clearly expressed in ... (20 of 2310 words, 1 image)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/452993​/personality

Collins Dictionary:

personality | personalities [plural]

[psychology] the sum total of all the behavioural and mental characteristics by means of which an individual is recognized as being unique | the ... (23 of 485 words, 7 definitions, 11 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/personality

Columbia Encyclopedia:

personality

in psychology, the patterns of behavior, thought, and emotion unique to an individual, and the ways they interact to help or hinder the adjustment of ... (25 of 455 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0838522​.html

Merriam-Webster:

personality | personalities [plural] | big name [synonym, sense-specific] | cause célèbre [synonym, sense-specific] | celeb [synonym, sense-specific] | figure [synonym, sense-specific] | icon [synonym, sense-specific] | light [synonym, sense-specific] | luminary [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

the quality or state of being a person ; personal existence | the condition or fact of relating to a particular person ; specifically, the condition ... (25 of 282 words, 4 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/personality

Macmillan British Dictionary:

personality | personalities [plural] | a clash of personalities/a personality clash

[countable/uncountable] the part of a person that makes them behave in a ... | [countable] a famous or well-known person | [uncountable] the qualities ... (22 of 201 words, 4 definitions, 7 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/personality

Random House Dictionary:

personality | personalities [plural]

the visible aspect of one's character as it impresses others. | a person as an embodiment of a collection of qualities. | [psychology] ; the sum total ... (25 of 156 words, 9 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/personality

American Heritage Dictionary:

personality | personalities [plural]

The quality or condition of being a person. | The totality of qualities and traits, as of character or behavior, that are peculiar to a specific ... (25 of 151 words, 8 definitions, 5 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/personality

Oxford Dictionary:

personality | personalities [plural]

the combination of characteristics or qualities that form an individual's distinctive character | lively, engaging qualities | a celebrity or famous ... (19 of 137 words, 5 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/personality

New World Dictionary:

personality | personalities [plural]

the quality or fact of being a person | the quality or fact of being a particular person; personal identity; individuality | habitual patterns and ... (23 of 135 words, 6 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/personality

Wiktionary:

personality | personalities [plural] | selfness [synonym, sense-specific]

A set of qualities that make a person (or thing) distinct from another. | An assumed role or manner of behavior. | A celebrity. | Charisma, or qualities that make a person stand out from the crowd. | Something said or written which refers to the... (42 of 88 words, 6 definitions, 11 usage examples, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/personality

Cambridge Dictionary:

personality [entry 1]

the type of person you are, which is shown by the way you behave, feel and think (17 of 50 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/personality 1

personality [entry 2]

a famous person (3 of 21 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/personality 2

Encarta Dictionary:

personality | personalities [plural]

the totality of somebody's attitudes, interests, behavioral patterns, ... | the distinctive or very noticeable characteristics that make somebody ... (18 of 165 words, 8 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861725236​/definition​.html  [offline]

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