The pressure to be flawless in academia is not an uncommon theme to be found in one of the top ten high schools in America. When the month of May arrives, tensions are high and energy is low in all students. However, there are a handful of students that take it to the next level of stress and pressure to score the five on the AP test or the seven on the IB papers. In my research paper I will examine the question, What are the main sources for perfectionism in students and how can it affect the students physically, academically, and mentally? I chose this topic because I happen to attend the number seven school in the nation, and last May I took particular interest in the handful of students that can be classified as perfectionists.
Polyvagal Theory & Perfectionism – A Brief Case Study
Clinical perfectionism: when striving for excellence gets you down
The constant struggle to be the best at everything, and to be better than everyone else puts a lot of pressure on the people in our society. We feel as if we need to maintain the facade of perfection because of the standards society places on us, money matters because society judges us based on class. Even though we are one society, we end up breaking the minds of people who tried to realize a life of perfection only to fail. Often enough, even when we know the flaws, we still defend an image of flawlessness. This was prevalent in their architecture, and in their art of the human body. However, the Greeks pursuit for perfection ends up being just a pursuit, as the goal never can be or will be. Yet, one must be causa sui to achieve true moral responsibility.
The Imperfection of Perfectionism: Case Study
Metrics details. The relationships between perfectionism, pathological worry and generalised anxiety disorder GAD were investigated in a clinical sample presenting for treatment of perfectionism. Scores on the perfectionism dimensions Concern over Mistakes, Personal Standards, and Clinical Perfectionism significantly predicted pathological worry among participants with GAD after controlling for gender and depression.
Extensive research has found the psychology of perfectionism to be rather complex. Yes, perfectionists strive to produce flawless work, and they also have higher levels of motivation and conscientiousness than non-perfectionists. However, they are also more likely to set inflexible and excessively high standards, to evaluate their behavior overly critically, to hold an all-or-nothing mindset about their performance. So while certain aspects of perfectionism might be beneficial in the workplace, perfectionistic tendencies can also clearly impair employees at work.