FAQs

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1. What is Perfectionism?
From the perspective that Dr. Hewitt and Dr. Flett have developed, perfectionism is a personality style that involves the requirement or need to be or appear to be perfect […]

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2. Are there different kinds of perfectionism?
Work from our laboratories suggest that perfectionism is a multifaceted personality variable that includes three major components:Perfectionism traits, perfectionistic self-presentation styles, and perfectionistic automatic thoughts […]

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3. What kinds of problems is perfectionism associated with?
There are four broad categories of problems that research has shown perfectionism to be associated with […]

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4. How does perfectionism work in problems that people experience?
Although it is not entirely clear how or why perfectionism is so problematic, there are several explanations that exist […]

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5. Can perfectionism be healthy or adaptive?
We believe that perfectionism is not an adaptive or healthy interpersonal or personality style […]

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6. Do women and men differ with respect to perfectionism?
In the work we have done, we find that men often have higher levels of other-oriented perfectionism than women, but that men and women do not really differ on the other dimensions of perfectionism […]

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7. Can perfectionism affect children and adolescents?
We have found that perfectionism can be evident in children and adolescents and we have developed two measures to assess trait perfectionism and perfectionistic self-presentation in children and adolescents […]

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8. Are there treatments available for perfectionism and its problems?
There are treatments available for those suffering with perfectionism and its outcomes […]

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