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perfectionism

 [per-fek´shun-izm]
the setting for oneself or others of a standard of flawless work or performance, or at least of one that is higher than the situation requires.

per·fec·tion·ism

(per-fek'shŭn-izm),
A tendency to set rigid high standards of performance for oneself.

perfectionism

(pər-fĕk′shə-nĭz′əm)
n.
A propensity for being displeased with anything that is not perfect or does not meet extremely high standards.

per·fec′tion·ist adj. & n.
per·fec′tion·is′tic adj.

perfectionism

[pərfek′shəniz′əm]
Etymology: L, perficere, to complete
a subjective state in which a person pursues an extremely high standard of performance and, in many cases, demands the same standards of others. Failure to attain the goals may lead to feelings of defeat and other adverse psychological consequences.

perfectionism

Psychiatry A personality trait of many physicians, consisting of obsessiveness, overwork, checking compulsions, and other behaviors regarding Pt management, and ↓ ability to enjoy family, friends, and basic human needs. See Anal. Cf Obsessive-compulsive disorder.

per·fec·tion·ism

(pĕr-fek'shŭn-izm)
A tendency to set rigid high standards of performance for oneself.
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They chose subjects who either considered themselves to be perfectionists or were considered to be so by others who knew them well.
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Sunstein does not try to make the case that these minimalist results would have been the equivalent, in each case, of the perfectionist results.
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Communicate with a Perfectionist by showing that you and the organization are working for the best possible result.
The path to a cure is to recognize our longing for perfection and acknowledge that this will not go away simply by telling ourselves to "stop being perfectionists.
Like the rest of us, Rosa has been told from a young age that we should strive to be perfectionists at everything we do.
His narrative follows the course of ecclesiastical abolitionism from the secession of perfectionists from "Presbygational" churches in the 1830s to the formation of new abolition churches and the overtly Christian Liberty Party during the next decade.
But we are most likely to be either hoppers, perfectionists or doctors.
Contractualist thought thus tries to avoid the controversial and often highly intuitionistic kinds and weights of good to which perfectionists tend to appeal.