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1. Having the capacity to compel: a frightening, compulsive novel.
2. Psychology Caused or conditioned by compulsion or obsession.
A person with behavior patterns governed by a compulsion.

com·pul′sive·ly adv.
com·pul′sive·ness, com′pul·siv′i·ty (kŏm′pŭl-sĭv′ĭ-tē, kəm-) n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.compulsiveness - the trait of acting compulsively
trait - a distinguishing feature of your personal nature
obsessiveness, obsessivity - extreme compulsiveness
workaholism - compulsiveness about working
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Regarding the aspects of personality of AN patients, several authors cite inferiority, inadequacy and insecurity, perfectionism, obsessiveness, compulsiveness, negative emotions, withdrawal, and avoidance behaviors (Cassin & von Ranson, 2005; Nilsson, Sundboom, & Hagloff, 2008; Shomaker & Furman, 2009).
Just look at the multitude of organizing containers designed and sold at Muji, a Japanese everything store, one of my favorite places to soothe my compulsiveness.
The play-like compulsiveness of the arts, their capacity to engage our attention, and their rapid modulation of high-density patterns of information make them one of our humanely natural ways of amplifying the power of our minds to learn and strategize how to handle information.
As far as obsessiveness and compulsiveness are concerned, the variables perfectionism and excessive responsibility do not appear in the predictive model.
The negative behaviors that leaders should specifically avoid are arrogance, untrustworthiness, moodiness, insensitivity, compulsiveness, and abrasiveness (Bentz, 1990; Yukl, 2010).
If you or someone you love have been battling with a mental health issue like depression, anxiety, bulimia, ADHD, obsessive compulsiveness, borderline personality, bipolarism, alcohol or substance abuse, kleptomania, etc.
Equally, the leaders are defined by the following traits dominance, selfless, self-assurance, enthusiasm, compulsiveness, emotional stability, and tough-mindedness.
While neither filmmaker is suggesting a pass for such compulsiveness, each encourages a degree of humanist sympathy for such behavior.
Clinical hypnotherapy can help change your life KATHY CURNAN says: "I have found over nearly 20 years of being a clinical hypnotherapist that the root cause of so many addictions, depression, compulsiveness, bingeing and even hypochondria comes right back to a need to fill the emptiness of not being 'enough'.
The eager compulsiveness with which those whom we met told of their war experiences left us with the challenge of what to make of this emotional tone, and with the content of these accounts, as we began to translate them into ethnography.
The role of compulsiveness in the normal physician.
28) And it needs--to return to the Romans passage--to be received in freedom from idolatry and compulsiveness so that the freedom of other creatures, within the constraints of the relationship that humans themselves create by domesticating and breeding farm animals, is at its greatest.