Name: Anal Retentive Whatever -- ARW Symptoms: Fixation on details, hyper-focused, etcetera, Tests for: [BLANK] Cause: [BLANK] Diagnosis: [BLANK] Treatment: [BLANK] Prognosis: [BLANK] Page after page of mental "disorders" that are defined ONLY by a list of vague, fuzzy, symptoms. I am mildly anal-retentive and obsessive compulsive. What does anal-retentive mean? Well, if you're anal-retentive you would have noticed that the word "have" in this. Mar 09, · Best Answer: Originally, a person characterized as anal-retentive was perceived as worrying excessively about passing feces and the little details of fecal Status: Resolved.
I am, but I must leave it that way as an example. I've brought up this question in other forums, but we may have some objective minds in this one. Literally, it means to refuse to excrete from the anus. Journal of the Society for Integrative Oncology. I remove all the loose hair from my hairbrush every time I use it.