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a disposition to feel that anything less than perfect is unacceptable

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The aim of the study, conducted through anonymous questionnaires, was to look into "whether self-compassion moderated, or weakened, the relationship between high perfectionism and high depression symptoms.
We know that perfectionism can often lead to people pushing themselves too far in the pursuit of an unobtainable excellence, and as a result experience burn-out and depression symptoms.
In the recent perfectionism study, published in the journal Psychological Bulletin, the researchers examined how cultural changes over the past three decades have shaped the personalities of 40,000 college students in the United States, Canada and Britain.
The drive to earn money, pressure to get a good education and setting lofty career goals are other areas in which today's young people exhibit perfectionism, the study said.
Basically, when people present with multiple disorders and underlying perfectionism, it might actually be more effective to target the perfectionism, rather than treating each disorder sequentially" Dr.
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Several multidimensional models of perfectionism have been offered (e.
The adolescents completed questionnaires assessing socio-demographic questions and the Portuguese version of the Child and Adolescent Perfectionism Scale.
Though numerous definitions exist, it is widely accepted that perfectionism is a multidimensional personality characteristic involving a propensity for setting unrealistically high personal goals or standards and for overly critical evaluation of the self and one's mistakes.
Fairlie (2011) defined perfectionism as a personality trait typified by unrealistic standards and by exaggerated efforts made for achieving them.
Perfectionism, depression, loneliness, and life satisfaction: A study of high school students in Hong Kong.
Perfectionism is commonly defined as the tendency to set excessively high standards for performance accompanied by tendencies for overly critical evaluations of one's behavior.
Perfectionism is increasingly being viewed as an important personality characteristic to career development (Andrews, Bullock-Yowell, Dahlen, & Nicholson, 2014; Ganske & Ashby, 2007; Leong & Chervinko, 1996; LoCicero & Ashby, 2000; Page, Bruch, & Haase, 2008; Periasamy & Ashby, 2002).
In this study, I look at perfectionism, or the tendency to pursue idealized standards, a personality variable that falls squarely into McAdams's "characteristic adaptations" layer.