hoarding orientation

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In neo-Freudian theory, a term used by the German-born US psychoanalyst Erich Fromm (1900–80) to denote a character type in which security is obtained by holding on to possessions, spending is felt to be threatening and anxiety-arousing, and miserliness extends to feelings as well as material things. Compare exploitative orientation, marketing orientation, productive orientation, receptive orientation.

Subjects: Psychology.

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