SUBMISSIVENESS By N., Pam M.S. - April 13, 2013 a tendency to comply with wishes and to obey orders given by others. See compliance. SUBMISSIVENESS: "Submissiveness means to obey orders." Related Psychology Terms AUTHORITY PRINCIPLE BEHAVIORAL STUDY OF OBEDIENCE OBJECT LANGUAGE SELF-ASSERTION ADHERENCE LONDON SYNDROME AUTOMATIZATION SOMATOTONIA NEGLIGENCE SEXUAL ASSAULT Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "SUBMISSIVENESS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/submissiveness/ (accessed December 5, 2020).