The Perils of Perfectionism in Sports and Exercise

@article{Flett2005ThePO,
  title={The Perils of Perfectionism in Sports and Exercise},
  author={G. Flett and P. Hewitt},
  journal={Current Directions in Psychological Science},
  year={2005},
  volume={14},
  pages={14 - 18}
}
  • G. Flett, P. Hewitt
  • Published 2005
  • Psychology
  • Current Directions in Psychological Science
Perfectionism is a multidimensional personality construct that has been linked with various forms of maladjustment. In this article, we discuss the role of perfectionism as a maladaptive factor in sports and exercise, and we describe a phenomenon we identify as the perfectionism paradox. We note that even though certain sports require athletes to achieve perfect performance outcomes, the tendency to be characterized by perfectionistic personality traits and to be cognitively preoccupied with… Expand
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