What is it?
People with obsessive-compulsive personality disorder (OCPD) are very focused and striving for perfection and maintaining rules, order and control in their environment. It is not same as obsessive-compulsive disorder, which is a form of anxiety disorder that involves intrusive and repetitive thoughts including a great impulse to repeat certain behaviours.
Strive for extreme perfectionism followed by great distress or dysfunction when their strict standards are not met
Great preoccupation with orderliness, rules and details to the extent where they may neglect family or friends and have difficulty maintaining close relationships with others
Desire to be in control (e.g. of tasks or situations or people) even with the inability to delegate
Tendency to have difficulty discarding broken or worthless objects
Rigid about morality and values
Extremely frugal with money
Talk-therapy are helpful for personality disorders. However, sometimes people with OCPD may also struggles with other mental health challenges which requires medication.