The obsessive-compulsive narcissist is driven by work ethics and principles, has very little regard or empathy for others, is preoccupied with perfection and has internalized a harsh, punitive demanding persecutory superego. Obsessive-compulsives experience the state of dependency and vulnerability as dirty and disgusting. Emotions are felt to be messy, filthy things, suitable only for evacuation, splitting and projective identification. To counteract the dirtiness of emotions, they become obsessed with cleanliness and orderliness-compulsive cleaning, washing, checking and rechecking and a host of other repetitive behaviors.