Category - Anal
In freudian psychology, the anal stage is said to follow the oral stage of infant or early-childhood development. This is a time when an infants attention moves from oral stimulation to anal stimulation (usually the bowels but occasionally the bladder), usually synchronous with learning to control their excretory functionsin other words, any form of child training and not specifically linked to toilet training. According to wikipedia, which does a much more thorough job of explaining than i will, the term comes from the psychological work of dr. Freud postulated that the anal stage of development, or that regarding toilet training, could have a profound effect on the later personality of a child. Anal-retentive definition is - exhibiting or typifying personality traits (such as frugality and obstinacy) held to be psychological consequences of toilet training often used in nontechnical contexts to describe someone as extremely or excessively neat, careful, or precise. Berg on march 27, 2001 i believe the term refers to an infant who retains hisher excrement for fear of soiling hisher diaper. In reply to anal retentiveness posted by smokey stover on june 15, 2005 hi, does anyone know what does anal retentiveness mean? From the encyclopedia britannica sigmund freud believed that in a childs psycho-sexual development there is an anal stage (during the second and third years of life) in which the childs main concerns are. 65 synonyms and near synonyms of anal-retentiveness from the merriam-webster thesaurus, plus 25 antonyms and near antonyms.