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| Published: June 25, 2016

Perfectionism: A Brief Review

Mina Khatibi

PhD Student, Department of Educational Psychology, School of Education and Psychology, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran Google Scholar More about the auther

, Mahboobeh Fouladchang

Professor of Educational Psychology, Department of Educational Psychology, School of Education and Psychology, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.135/20160303

DOI: 10.25215/0303.135

ABSTRACT

What is meant by the words perfectionism? Perfectionism is not necessarily about being perfect. It is the relentless striving for extremely high standards that are personally demanding. Perfectionists are divided into two types, adaptive and maladaptive. It has been found that both adaptive and maladaptive perfectionists have high personal standards, but failing to meet those standards is more stressful for the latter than for the former. Perfectionism is often mistaken for being perfect or doing something perfectly. This review defines perfectionism and identifies both the helpful and the unhelpful aspects of being a perfectionist, and determines in what ways you might be a perfectionist.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.01.135/20160303

DOI: 10.25215/0303.135

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Published in   Volume 03, Issue 3, April-June, 2016

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