with regard to psychoanalytic theory, a trend of character traits stemming from obsessive focus during the oral stage of psychosexual development. Commonly referred to as oral character.

ORAL PERSONALITY: "The neglect Tony faced as a child was likely the cause of his oral personality as an adult."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "ORAL PERSONALITY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/oral-personality/ (accessed September 23, 2021).