Maladaptive Perfectionism: Definition & Causes


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How is perfectionism defined?

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1. What are the two types of perfectionism?

2. How is maladaptive perfectionism defined?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet can be used as an assessment of your knowledge of the several types of perfectionism. You'll review maladaptive perfectionism specifically and the traits that are common with someone who has it.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet focuses on what you know about:

  • Defining perfectionism
  • The two types of perfectionism
  • Understanding maladaptive perfectionism
  • Traits of people with maladaptive perfectionism

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use what you know about perfectionism to answer a question about it
  • Information recall - see if you can recall the two types of perfectionism
  • Interpreting information - verify that you read and were able to interpret how someone with a dysfunctional family can develop maladaptive perfectionism

Additional Learning

If you want to find more discussion about this topic, you can read about it in the lesson, Maladaptive Perfectionism: Definition & Causes. In this lesson, you find a deeper explanation of:

  • Qualities of people who have perfectionism
  • Common negative effects of perfectionism
  • The differences in the two types of perfectionism
  • Common causes of maladaptive perfectionism