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.