What is the difference between adaptive and maladaptive perfectionism? Individuals with adaptive perfectionism set realistic standards and can accept when they fail to achieve these standards. Maladaptive perfectionism is perfectionism that gets in the way and includes setting unrealistic standards, overreacting when not reaching such standards, and needing always to be in control.
What are the 3 types of perfectionism?
- Socially prescribed perfectionists. Socially prescribed perfectionists are very self-critical.
- Other-oriented perfectionists.
- Self-oriented perfectionists.
How do you become an adaptive perfectionist? Adaptive perfectionism means placing more importance on your own values, and to do this, it’s a good idea to practice setting goals. This will provide you with clear plans on how to accomplish what you want, within your own realm of possibilities.
What causes maladaptive perfectionism? Maladaptive perfectionism is often driven by fear of failure, feelings of unworthiness, low self-esteem, and adverse childhood experiences. It is frequently accompanied by depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, eating disorders, and even suicidal impulses.