In a study conducted by the Department of Psychology at the University of Kent Keynes College, their research argues that pushing for perfection is not “maladaptive” and is not related to the competitive anxiety that athletes experience. Perfectionism is a simple personality trait that is found in several athletes. Perfectionism can be best described by an athlete who strives for flawlessness and excellence and tends to set high standards for performance. Some researchers view perfectionism as a trait that is adaptive that assists the athletes to achieve their goals. However, on the other hand, other researchers argue that perfectionism is a maladaptive trait that can negatively affect the athlete instead of benefiting their performance.
Perfectionism can be a medical issue, not just a flaw. Thirty percent of people are perfectionists comparable to Jill in the story “Pancakes”. Jill in the story “pancakes” is constantly accused of being a perfectionist by her friends. Some of the things Jill does is she alphabetizes her cd’s and cleans a little smudge off of the mirror caused by a tiny piece of tape. Also at the restaurant where she works she arranged all the condiments in alphabetical order and these are only some of the bizarre things she does.
CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION 1.0 Introduction This chapter includes the studies background, statement of the problem, theoretical framework, conceptual framework, significance of the study and hypotheses. 1.1 Background of Study Researcher focused much attention in studying relation of perfectionism and self esteem level. This is because these two elements are important determinants of success. Nowadays, many researchers have done their study on perfectionism in two ways either orientation perspective or adaptive perspective.
Winston Churchill once said “Perfection is the enemy of progress”. Many books have a goal set to perfect the imperfect. The novel The Giver tries to use this mindset in their society by having strict regulations on just about everything. Modern societies nowadays are far from this illusion, but has concepts that resemble this dystopia.
“Rappaccini & Aylmer” In the short stories “The Birthmark” and “Rappaccini’s Daughter”, failed attempts to gain perfection are a frequent subject. They both have male protagonist who have fascinations to recreate a woman into their own view of perfection. Yet at the end the women are completely destroyed. The two stories teach a moral lesson. That moral lesson is to accept things the way they are and value them, people should be satisfied with what they are given by nature, not try to change anything because trying to change things to the way we would like them to be, can often destroy them.
Tiger Woods is often times called a perfectionist in his respective sport of golf. An individual striving for flawlessness or setting excessively high or unreasonable performance standards can characterize perfectionism. Frequently, you can see him during competition being critical of a shot he might take or setting lofty goals and often times his emotions can be his downfall. His stubbornness to play through injury and pain to attain his goals of winning at all costs has ultimately put him out of the spotlight the past few years throughout the international golf scene. In retrospect, his attitudes and actions display that of a highly perfectionist athlete and could’ve likely caused is career implosion.
“When our emotional health is in a bad state, so is our level of self-esteem. We have to slow down and deal with what is troubling us, so that we can enjoy the simple joy of being happy and at peace with ourselves.” by Jess C. Scott, Clear: A Guide to Treating Acne Naturally. Most people want to fill their whole lifetime with happy and beautiful memories, even the things seem small and trifling to others. Due to the thoughts that emotional health influences the conditions of physical health, harmony of physical and emotional health become a strategy to have a happier life.
Contents Managing Procrastination S.M.A.R.T. Goal Setting Managing a heavy workload Managing Stress Managing Perfectionism Maintaining wellbeing and equanimity Study Techniques BibliographyManaging Procrastination As identified in the structured interview, like many adolescents, Anna struggles with procrastination. To overcome procrastination it is important to understand its impacts on work standards as well as health. -Lack of time working means lack of knowledge -Work completed with minimal time and effort leads to substandard work -Leaving large tasks to the last minute results in increased stress Strategies for Overcoming Procrastination 1. Identify Procrastination Without recognising procrastination behaviours it is difficult
These days, the subject of perfectionism has been studied by many scholar (Haring, 1999). Perfectionism studies have been conducted by decades because of its effects on both the psychological and psychiatric literatures (Flett & Hewitt, in press as cited in Haring, 1999, p.1). In Hewitt and Flett’s model (1991b), there has been mentioned that perfectionism is divided into three dimensions: self-oriented perfectionism, other-oriented perfectionism and socially-prescribed perfectionism (as cited in Flett, Hewitt, Shapiro & Rayman, 2002, p.290). It has been probed that perfectionism has negative effects on relationships (Stoeber, 2012).
People have looked at perfectionism many different ways in the past. Whether positive or negative, perfectionism can affect a person mentally, physically or emotionally. Someone may see pictures of a “perfect” person and feel less than that person because of the differences. To see something as perfect, the object, human, or place must have no flaws, completely flawless. However, perfectionism is about how people accept their flaws.
“Humanity is just a work in progress.” This quote by Tennessee Williams accurately describes what many people believe, and consequently, why many people try to improve themselves. Even so, occasionally people can take the pursuit of perfection too far. This is the case for Aylmer and Georgiana in “The Birth-Mark,” written by Nathaniel Hawthorne. In this story Aylmer successfully removes his wife's only imperfection- a hand-shaped birthmark on her cheek, consequently making her perfect.