Multidimensional Perfectionism Scale

The Multidimensional Perfectionism Scale is a measure of perfectionism traits:

1. Self-Oriented Perfectionism
2. Other-Oriented Perfectionism
3. Socially Prescribed Perfectionism


If you wish to use the measure for research purposes, you can download the scale below.

Download MPS and Scoring "               Download Article


If you wish to use the measure for clinical, applied, or consulting purposes, it is available only from Multihealth Systems Inc. The contact information is provided below. A technical manual is also available from Multihealth Systems Inc.


Contact Information 3770 Victoria Park Ave.
Toronto, ON.
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Toll-free number within North America: 1-800-268-6011.
For countries outside North America: +1 416 492 2627
Multihealth Systems Inc. Website


References Hewitt, P. L., & Flett, G. L. (1991). Perfectionism in the self and social contexts: Conceptualization, assessment, and association with psychopathology. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 60, 456–470. doi: 10.1037/0022-3514.60.3.456
Hewitt, P. L., Flett, G. L., Turnbull-Donovan, W., & Mikail, S. F. (1991). The Multidimensional Perfectionism Scale: Reliability, validity, and psychometric properties in psychiatric samples. Psychological Assessment, 3(3), 464–468.
Hewitt, P. L., & Flett, G. L. (2004). Multidimensional Perfectionism Scale (MPS): Technical manual. Toronto, Canada: Multi-Health Systems.


Normative data Normative Data for Multidimensional Perfectionism Scale Subscales of Self-Oriented Perfectionism, Other Oriented Perfectionism, and Socially Prescribed Perfectionism for Community, Psychiatric Patient, and University Student Samples.