Interpersonal functioning in obsessive-compulsive personality disorder

Nicole M. Cain, Emily B. Ansell, H. Blair Simpson, Anthony Pinto

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

The core symptoms of obsessive-compulsive personality disorder (OCPD) often lead to interpersonal difficulties. However, little research has explored interpersonal functioning in OCPD. This study examined interpersonal problems, interpersonal sensitivities, empathy, and systemizing, the drive to analyze and derive underlying rules for systems, in a sample of 25 OCPD individuals, 25 individuals with comorbid OCPD and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and 25 healthy controls. We found that OCPD individuals reported hostile-dominant interpersonal problems and sensitivities with warm-dominant behavior by others, whereas OCPD+OCD individuals reported submissive interpersonal problems and sensitivities with warm-submissive behavior by others. Individuals with OCPD, with and without OCD, reported less empathic perspective taking relative to healthy controls. Finally, we found that OCPD males reported a higher drive to analyze and derive rules for systems than OCPD females. Overall, results suggest that there are interpersonal deficits associated with OCPD and the clinical implications of these deficits are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)90-99
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Personality Assessment
Volume97
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2 2015
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

Compulsive Personality Disorder
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

Cite this

Interpersonal functioning in obsessive-compulsive personality disorder. / Cain, Nicole M.; Ansell, Emily B.; Simpson, H. Blair; Pinto, Anthony.

In: Journal of Personality Assessment, Vol. 97, No. 1, 02.01.2015, p. 90-99.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cain, Nicole M. ; Ansell, Emily B. ; Simpson, H. Blair ; Pinto, Anthony. / Interpersonal functioning in obsessive-compulsive personality disorder. In: Journal of Personality Assessment. 2015 ; Vol. 97, No. 1. pp. 90-99.
@article{433b32c52de746248190733ef0010c55,
title = "Interpersonal functioning in obsessive-compulsive personality disorder",
abstract = "The core symptoms of obsessive-compulsive personality disorder (OCPD) often lead to interpersonal difficulties. However, little research has explored interpersonal functioning in OCPD. This study examined interpersonal problems, interpersonal sensitivities, empathy, and systemizing, the drive to analyze and derive underlying rules for systems, in a sample of 25 OCPD individuals, 25 individuals with comorbid OCPD and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and 25 healthy controls. We found that OCPD individuals reported hostile-dominant interpersonal problems and sensitivities with warm-dominant behavior by others, whereas OCPD+OCD individuals reported submissive interpersonal problems and sensitivities with warm-submissive behavior by others. Individuals with OCPD, with and without OCD, reported less empathic perspective taking relative to healthy controls. Finally, we found that OCPD males reported a higher drive to analyze and derive rules for systems than OCPD females. Overall, results suggest that there are interpersonal deficits associated with OCPD and the clinical implications of these deficits are discussed.",
author = "Cain, {Nicole M.} and Ansell, {Emily B.} and Simpson, {H. Blair} and Anthony Pinto",
year = "2015",
month = "1",
day = "2",
doi = "10.1080/00223891.2014.934376",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "97",
pages = "90--99",
journal = "Journal of Personality Assessment",
issn = "0022-3891",
publisher = "Taylor and Francis Ltd.",
number = "1",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Interpersonal functioning in obsessive-compulsive personality disorder

AU - Cain, Nicole M.

AU - Ansell, Emily B.

AU - Simpson, H. Blair

AU - Pinto, Anthony

PY - 2015/1/2

Y1 - 2015/1/2

N2 - The core symptoms of obsessive-compulsive personality disorder (OCPD) often lead to interpersonal difficulties. However, little research has explored interpersonal functioning in OCPD. This study examined interpersonal problems, interpersonal sensitivities, empathy, and systemizing, the drive to analyze and derive underlying rules for systems, in a sample of 25 OCPD individuals, 25 individuals with comorbid OCPD and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and 25 healthy controls. We found that OCPD individuals reported hostile-dominant interpersonal problems and sensitivities with warm-dominant behavior by others, whereas OCPD+OCD individuals reported submissive interpersonal problems and sensitivities with warm-submissive behavior by others. Individuals with OCPD, with and without OCD, reported less empathic perspective taking relative to healthy controls. Finally, we found that OCPD males reported a higher drive to analyze and derive rules for systems than OCPD females. Overall, results suggest that there are interpersonal deficits associated with OCPD and the clinical implications of these deficits are discussed.

AB - The core symptoms of obsessive-compulsive personality disorder (OCPD) often lead to interpersonal difficulties. However, little research has explored interpersonal functioning in OCPD. This study examined interpersonal problems, interpersonal sensitivities, empathy, and systemizing, the drive to analyze and derive underlying rules for systems, in a sample of 25 OCPD individuals, 25 individuals with comorbid OCPD and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and 25 healthy controls. We found that OCPD individuals reported hostile-dominant interpersonal problems and sensitivities with warm-dominant behavior by others, whereas OCPD+OCD individuals reported submissive interpersonal problems and sensitivities with warm-submissive behavior by others. Individuals with OCPD, with and without OCD, reported less empathic perspective taking relative to healthy controls. Finally, we found that OCPD males reported a higher drive to analyze and derive rules for systems than OCPD females. Overall, results suggest that there are interpersonal deficits associated with OCPD and the clinical implications of these deficits are discussed.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84924660643&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84924660643&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1080/00223891.2014.934376

DO - 10.1080/00223891.2014.934376

M3 - Article

C2 - 25046040

AN - SCOPUS:84924660643

VL - 97

SP - 90

EP - 99

JO - Journal of Personality Assessment

JF - Journal of Personality Assessment

SN - 0022-3891

IS - 1

ER -