Tag Archives: perfectionism

In a COVID-19 world:  Are we headed for a ‘perfectionism pandemic’?

Researchers sound the alarm over perfectionism, work, and burnout during the pandemic  TORONTO, April 21, 2020 – The increasing physical and social isolation prescribed to stop the spread of COVID-19, and the disruption to daily routines, are exacerbating already high levels of stress and complex psychological problems found among vulnerable perfectionists, according to a new commentary […]

Perfectionism is a bigger than perceived risk factor in suicide: York U psychology expert

TORONTO, September 25, 2014 – Perfectionism is a bigger risk factor in suicide than we may think, says York University Psychology Professor Gordon Flett, calling for closer attention to its potential destructiveness, adding that clinical guidelines should include perfectionism as a separate factor for suicide risk assessment and intervention. “There is an urgent need for […]