Spring Fever

It’s officially the FIRST day of spring. It’s freezing outside…but there’s some lovely sunshine going on! LOVE LOVE LOVE. Ah, I’m dying to go to the beach.

THIS is how the spring makes me feel…

It also makes me want to clean…which is a scary sight for my roommates (since I’m anal retentive and stuff). HA!

Maybe I’ll spring clean this weekend…and INVITE my roommates to scrub baseboards with me.  They will be SO excited…;)

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  1. Jared

    I’m back to blogging. And with that, out of everything you posted, one thing cought my attention. LOL.

    The term anal-retentive (or anally retentive, anal retentive) derives from Freudian Psychology, although in common usage the original meaning has been altered. This term is often referred to simply as anal.

    Origins
    In the psychology of Freud, the anal stage is said to follow the oral stage of infant/early-childhood development. This is a time when an infant’s attention moves from oral stimulation to anal stimulation (usually the bowels but occasionally the bladder), usually synchronous with learning to control their excretory functions, a time of toilet training. Freud theorized that children who experience conflicts during this period of time may develop “anal” personality traits, namely those associated with a child’s efforts at excretory control: orderliness, stubbornness, a compulsion for control. Those whose anal characteristics continue into later life are said to be “anal retentive”, or conversely, those who reject anal characteristics are said to have “anal expulsive” personality types. Some believe this to be a mild expression of obsessive-compulsive disorder or obsessive-compulsive personality disorder.

    Although Freud’s theories on early childhood have been influential to the psychological community, research suggests that the overall pattern of parental attitudes has a much more concrete effect on how an infant will grow up[citation needed]. There is no conclusive research linking anal stage conflicts with anal personality types.

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