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Perfectionism, coping and stress

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Researchers from two universities in the United States, Georgia State University and Virginia Commonwealth University, have been studying the impact of perfectionism. Previous research has found that individuals with higher levels of perfectionism, who experienced stress are significantly more likely to experience emotional distress. This study wanted to see how people cope with perfectionism and stress.

Perfectionism

Perfectionism is a condition whereby the individual sets high personal standards for their own behaviour and actions and can sometimes set the same expectations for others. Perfectionists tend to want or expect things to be flawless.

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