Positive Conceptions of Perfectionism: Approaches, Evidence, Challenges

  title={Positive Conceptions of Perfectionism: Approaches, Evidence, Challenges},
  author={Joachim Stoeber and Kathleen Otto},
  journal={Personality and Social Psychology Review},
  pages={295 - 319}
  • Joachim Stoeber, Kathleen Otto
  • Published 2006
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Personality and Social Psychology Review
  • Almost 30 years ago, Hamachek (1978) suggested that 2 forms of perfectionism be distinguished, a positive form labeled “normal perfectionism” and a negative form labeled “neurotic perfectionism.” Focusing on the positive, we present an overview of the different empirical conceptions of the 2 forms of perfectionism and a common framework for the 2 basic approaches: the dimensional approach differentiating 2 dimensions of perfectionism (perfectionistic strivings and perfectionistic concerns) and… CONTINUE READING
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