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perfectionism

Philosophy the doctrine that man can attain perfection in this life
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SEBASTIAN VETTEL has been described as "a perfectionist" who is ruthless in his pursuit of victory.
571) This conceptualization is consistent with Hamachek's (1978) description of the adaptive perfectionist as one who "derives a very real sense of pleasure from the labors of painstaking effort ...
However, the question whether there were more perfectionists among gifted students and whether these perfectionists were healthy perfectionists needed to be addressed with a classification of students into perfectionist types.
In Chang et al.'s study, adaptive perfectionists reported higher global life satisfaction than did maladaptive perfectionists.
In some instances, aggressive behaviour is a by-product of the perfectionist's fear of getting a task wrong and the unwitting individual on the receiving end is simply in the 'wrong place at the wrong time'.
In this vein, Rasmussen and Den Uyl want to preserve a perfectionist account of individual moral conduct--that is, one that allows for a person to measure their character and conduct by an objectively good standard--while also protecting a political theory devoted to individual liberty.
Through a sniffling nose I whined, "But how can I be a perfectionist when nothing is ever perfect?!" What a perfect response--the mantra of every perfectionist.
I am a perfectionist, so people that deliver to my level of expectations always earn my respect.
Examining overly excitable children, the type of gift granted to each child, working with the school system, dealing with perfectionist children, being a positive role model, building a child's character, and helping kids achieve their set goals and dreams, Parenting Gifted Kids is very highly recommended reading, especially to all new parents of a gifted child.
Here's a mini yes-no quiz: 1) Are you a perfectionist? 2) Do you feel overweight?
Dudley Moore was an actor, a comedian, and the husband to a perfectionist wife: he left a promising career in jazz piano to become a comedian, then an actor--and his personal life was fraught with illness and trials.
"Le Tigre is a band full of perfectionist control freaks--and we like it that way--whereas Sarah and Brendan are really loose.