Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCPD) is a personality disorder where the sufferer has to adhere to a regime of tidiness, organisation, and orderliness. They seek perfectionism and have a belief that no one can do a job as well as them, so are reluctant to delegate tasks even to the detriment of themselves.

Those suffering from this condition tend to appear to others as workaholics, due to their constant need for perfection they tend to overwork and have a lack of any kind of social life.

They rigidly set their own standards so high for certain tasks that they have trouble then in completing them. They also tend to have an excessive interest in lists and being orderly, have very narrow rigid views about morality and they can be hoarders.

It differs from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder in that whereas those suffering from OCD are aware that their behaviour is abnormal, those with this believe that the way they think and behave is correct. Due to this they have no desire to change at all. People with OCD also feel compelled to carry out tasks and feel anxious in doing so, whereas with OCPD they feel relief from carrying out the tasks and it allays their anxiety.

Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder affects the person’s capability of making and retaining friends, holding down a personal relationship and the social aspect of their life in general.