perfectionistic personality

perfectionistic personality

a personality characterized by rigidity, extreme inhibition, and excessive concern with conformity and adherence to often unique standards.

per·fec·tion·is·tic per·son·al·i·ty

(pĕr'-fek'shŭn-is'tik pĕr-sŏn-al'i-tē)
A personality characterized by rigidity, extreme inhibition, and excessive concern with conformity and adherence to often unique standards.
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It is a consequence of an excessively driven, high-performing, competitive and perfectionistic personality. Physician burnout has negative effects on job performance, patient care, personal well-being and employer success.
Determining a patient's perfectionistic traits is essential when evaluating those who seek treatment specifically for this distressing behavior as well as patients in treatment for other issues who may have a perfectionistic personality. Accurately assessing perfectionism can help you predict and forestall noncompliance, assess suicide risk, determine appropriate treatment and identify circumstances under which a patient might be particularly vulnerable to relapse.
Specifically, Hewitt and Flett (1991a) have identified three dimensions of the perfectionistic personality style, namely: self-oriented, other-oriented, and socially prescribed perfectionism.
Also assume that you have a perfectionistic personality; that is, you have by the rule that anything short of a perfect job is a failure.