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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

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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Additionally, we hypothesized that both adaptive perfectionists and nonperfectionists would have higher levels of hope than would maladaptive perfectionists.
To provide further support to the differentiation of perfectionist types, it was of interest to examine whether the different types had different profiles of multiple intelligences.
As Hamachek (1978) proposed, normal/adaptive perfectionists set high standards for their tasks and feel good about their accomplishments.
Managers can find perfectionists hard to manage, colleagues can find them difficult to work with, and subordinates can be at the mercy of a perfectionist manager.
Even though post-War perfectionists generally tried to tether themselves to some principled constraints--for example, the idea that interpretive jumps should always be in the service of increasing access to the democratic process--the approach inevitably places an extraordinarv amount of discretion in the hands of judges.
As an attorney who started his own small law firm, it was easy to feel the need to be a perfectionist. I wanted to help my clients every way I could, both as their lawyer and as a business owner.
Using a quantitative rate can help shift mindsets and allow our perfectionists to begin identifying and focusing their energies on the most important work, rather than attempting to give everything equal attention."
(Adapted from 'How to Collaborate with a Perfectionist,' Alice Boyes.)
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Oxford Dictionaries: A perfectionist is a person who refuses to accept any standard short of perfection.
Working with perfectionist kids is different: I have to earn their trust.
Look out for perfectionist tendencies such as thinking in extremes (e.g.