Motivation and emotion/Book//Perfectionism - WikiversityStriving for excellence is an admirable goal. Adaptive or healthy perfectionism can drive ambition and lead to extraordinary accomplishments. High-achieving people often show signs of perfectionism. However, maladaptive, unhealthy, or neurotic perfectionism, where anything less than perfect is unacceptable, can leave individuals vulnerable to depression. In both personal and professional relationships, nurses need to understand how accepting only perfection in self and others is likely to lead to emotional distress. This paper reviews perfectionism as a personality style, comments on perfectionism and high achievement, discusses vulnerabilities to depression, identifies how to recognize perfectionists, and presents balancing strategies perfectionists can implement to lessen their vulnerability to depression.
Perfectionism and Depression: Vulnerabilities Nurses Need to Understand
Psychodynamics of normal and neurotic perfectionism. A decade-long look at adolescent Czech math whizzes found the same! Amanda Ruggeri is the special projects editor and a senior journalist at BBC. Positive conceptions of perfectionism: approaches, evidence.
The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 12 May The role of personal standards in clinically significant perfectionism. Whiteside likewise notes Newton's "usual perfectionist manner".
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Clinical Psychology Review, obsessive-compulsive personality disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder in individuals with eating disorderss, Slaney. Otto suggest that perfectionism consists of two main dimensions: perfectionistic strivings and perfectionistic concerns. The relation among perfectionism. Author information Article notes Copyright and License information Disclaimer. Hamachek D.
Perfectionism , in psychology , is a personality trait characterized by a person's striving for flawlessness and setting high performance standards, accompanied by critical self-evaluations and concerns regarding others' evaluations. By contrast, adaptive perfectionism can motivate people to reach their goals, and to derive pleasure from doing so. Recent data show that perfectionistic tendencies are on the rise among recent generations of young people. Perfectionists strain compulsively and unceasingly toward unattainable goals, and measure their self-worth by productivity and accomplishment. Perfectionists tend to be harsh critics of themselves when they fail to meet their standards. Hamachek in argued for two contrasting types of perfectionism, classifying people as tending towards normal perfectionism or neurotic perfectionism.