People consider having a high standard a good thing, striving for excellence can show good work ethic and character. Perfectionism involves the tendency to set standards so high that cannot be reasonably met or met with great difficulty. Striving for unrealistic standards may lead to procrastination or exposure to undue stress and disappointment.

This workshop will explore how, in dealing with the striving for unrealistic high standards results in perfectionism.

  • Multidimensional perfectionism scale
  • Causes
  • How it is maintained through behaviours and
  • Unhelpful assumptions