Self Oriented Perfectionists

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Being a perfectionist can be seen as a positive thing if viewed from Ryan Ross 's perspective. Right from the start Ross states that "Perfectionists hold themselves to high standards, are diligent workers, and can help reign in an unruly workplace."1 Furthermore, Ross references Hewitt and Flett 's publication – Perfectionism in the Self and Social Contexts: Conceptualization, Assessment, and Association with Psychology. According to them, there are three dominant forms of perfectionism, only one of which will be discussed here, and that is self-oriented perfectionism. Although self-oriented perfectionists tend to be overly critical of themselves as they strive to meet unrealistic standards, research shows that they excel in making
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