with regard to psychoanalytic theory, a character trend marked by reliance, optimism, and presumption of nourishment and care from exterior sources, which is thought to be a result of obsessive focus at the oral-sucking stage. Commonly referred to as oral-passive form.

ORAL-RECEPTIVE PERSONALITY: "Beth has an oral-receptive personality."
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