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What is extreme perfectionism?

Alice Domar
Psychology
When perfectionism goes too far, it is considered extreme, or “neurotic,” according to Canadian researchers Gordon L. Flett and Paul L. Hewitt. “Neurotic perfectionism is a tendency to strive for excessively high standards and is motivated by fears of failure and concern about disappointing others.”
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