Origin of perfectionism
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Examples from the Web for perfectionism
The root of our perfectionism—the chicken or the egg—is hardly the point.Face It—We Rubes Will Never Live Like Gwyneth and Jennifer Aniston
July 2, 2014
He was indeed “caught in the trap of his own perfectionism.”Do Michelin Stars Still Matter?
May 8, 2014
Perfectionism becomes a sort of impossible perfectionism-plus.Are Female Long-Distance Runners More Prone To Suicidal Depression?
Emily de la Bruyere
February 3, 2014
His friends warned that his “perfectionism” (his own word) would make him wacky.A Plot Against Living: J.F. Powers’s ‘Suitable Accommodations’
D. G. Myers
August 20, 2013
But for a poignant and very enjoyable commentary on the grim perils of Vogue-inspired perfectionism, you could do no better.Feminist Flagellant: Liz Jones’s Surprising Brand of Tell-All
July 22, 2013
Perfectionism: defining the term as referring to God's righteousness, and not self-righteousness.History of American Socialisms
John Humphrey Noyes
Perfectionism, no less than isolationism or imperialism or power politics, may obstruct the paths to international peace.State of the Union Addresses of Franklin D. Roosevelt
Franklin D. Roosevelt
This is the application of perfectionism to politics, which was originally a religious notion.
When he happens to be guilty of a fault, he is in a state of lapse; at other times in a state of perfectionism.
We know it is a doctrine of perfectionism, but it is not a practicable doctrine, in our opinion.
- philosophy the doctrine that man can attain perfection in this life
- the demand for the highest standard of excellence
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- A tendency to set rigid high standards of personal performance.
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