Anal-retentive - definition?

Posted by Keith on November 13, 2001

In Reply to: Anal-retentive - definition? posted by Bob on July 30, 2001

: : Can anyone give me an "accurate" definition of the phrase "anal-retentive"?

It describes a person having a stiff and stilted manner, or one scared to sit down for fear of sucking up the furniture.

not hyphenated I think.