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1. A propensity for being displeased with anything that is not perfect or does not meet extremely high standards.
2. A belief in certain religions that moral or spiritual perfection can be achieved before the soul has passed into the afterlife.

per·fec′tion·ist adj. & n.
per·fec′tion·is′tic adj.


a variant form of perfectionist3
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Biological issues include genetic components (having a close relative with an eating disorder) or a history of dieting, whereas psychological risk factors include perfectionistic thinking or body image dissatisfaction.
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The photograph contains all of Olaf's signature technical elements: painterly lighting, formalist composition, styling that we associate with fashion photography -- that seductive, perfectionistic polish.
So many leaders and managers demonstrate what I call 'perfectionistic overfunctioning' - habitually doing more than is appropriate, healthy or necessary - which then cripples the growth of their employees.
Alternatively, perhaps any advantages gained by employees' perfectionistic tendencies are washed away by the consequences of those same tendencies."
Analytical and perfectionistic. Overly self-critical of others.
As a result, families and students themselves place unrealistic and perfectionistic expectations to fulfill filial duties.
Although many sub-dimensions (or facets) of perfectionism in sport have been proposed in the literature (for a recent review see Stoeber & Madigan, 2016), when analyzed together with multivariate techniques such as factor analysis, two higher-order dimensions--labelled perfectionistic strivings ma perfectionistic concerns--typically emerge (see Dunn et al., 2016; Stoeber & Madigan, 2016).
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Performers with extreme perfectionistic thinking may strive to reach unattainable standards, making them susceptible to burnout and injury.
Based on her popular workshops, Kolber's strategies help women to recognize and constructively root out the perfectionistic impulse to be critical of self or others and to harness the power of our own internal resources, willpower, and habits.