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The most striking feature of this condition is a lack of adaptability to new situations.
Other features of this condition include:
There is no one-to-one relationship between an obsessional personality disorder and the development of an obsessional neurosis. However there is a higher incidence of people with an obsessional personality disorder in patients with obsessional neurosis.
The principal problem in diagnosis here is with the distinction between obsessional personality traits and obsessional behaviour. The latter more probably describes a condition in which obsessional behaviour causes a degree of distress for the patient and those around them.