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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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A key aspect of heightened perfectionistic concerns in sport is the fear of failure (Gotwals et al., 2012; Stoeber, 2011).
Age might be a possible moderator as researchers have shown that age was negatively related to both perfectionism and procrastination (Landa & Bybee, 2007; Van Eerde, 2003), with younger people being more likely than those in older age groups to be perfectionistic and to procrastinate.
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As Alexander Martin writes, "she was very passionate and perfectionistic about her own work.
Perfectionism and eating disorder symptoms in female university students: The central role of perfectionistic self-presentation.
(4-6) Factor analytic studies have provided evidence for two higher-order dimensions of perfectionism: personal standards (also known as perfectionistic strivings), reflecting individuals' self-oriented striving for perfection and setting of exceedingly high personal standards of performance, and evaluative concerns (also known as perfectionistic concerns), reflecting individuals' concerns over making mistakes, doubts about actions, and negative reactions to imperfection.
Correlational and regression analyses (e.g., Eum & Rice, 2010) indicate that females who endorse avoidance in terms of fearing failure and concerns regarding their adequacy in achievement situations, are more likely than males to be maladaptive perfectionistic. As such, implementing effective coping strategies (i.e.
For example, he challenged perfectionistic thinking by asking how realistic it was for anyone to be that perfect.
Self-compassion is relevant to multiple constructs that play a prominent role in Christian faith; specifically, perfectionistic self-presentation, forgiveness, and community support.
Consider anxiety when a child is too nervous to pay attention, is distracted by worry, is concerned about what peers think to the point of having to listen in on their conversations, is unable to come up with an answer for a teacher that is perceived as critical, or is perfectionistic about work so it never gets done on time.
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If you notice perfectionistic tendencies in yourself, Boyes suggests coming up with specific warning signs that you've persisted too long on something and it's time to take a break.