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Are you a perfectionist?

Test was designed by Dr. Randy Frost with the intention to measure components of self-oriented perfectionism viewed as both adaptive and maladaptive. Self-oriented perfectionism is a personality trait linked to the setting of high standards of performance for self.



1)

My parents set very high standards for me.

 
 
 
 
 

2)

Organization is very important to me.

 
 
 
 
 

3)

As a child I was punished for doing things less than perfect.

 
 
 
 
 

4)

If I do not set the highest standards for myself, I am likely to end up second-rate person.

 
 
 
 
 

5)

My parents never tried to understand my mistakes.

 
 
 
 
 

6)

It is important to me that I be thoroughly competent in everything I do.

 
 
 
 
 

7)

I am a neat person.

 
 
 
 
 

8)

I try to be an organized person.

 
 
 
 
 

9)

If I fail at work / school, I am a failure as a person.

 
 
 
 
 

10)

I should be upset If I make a mistake.

 
 
 
 
 

11)

My parents wanted me to be the best at everything.

 
 
 
 
 

12)

I set higher goals than most people.

 
 
 
 
 

13)

If someone does a task better at work / school better than I, then I feel like I failed the whole task.

 
 
 
 
 

14)

If I fail partly, it is as bad as being a complete failure.

 
 
 
 
 

15)

Only outstanding performance is good enough in my
family.

 
 
 
 
 

16)

I am very good at focussing my efforts at attaining a goal.

 
 
 
 
 

17)

Even when I do something very carefully, I often feel that it is not quite right.

 
 
 
 
 

18)

I hate being less than the best at things.

 
 
 
 
 

19)

I have extremely high goals.

 
 
 
 
 

20)

My parents have expected excellence from me.

 
 
 
 
 

21)

People will probably think less of me if I make a mistake.

 
 
 
 
 

22)

I never felt like I could meet my parents’ expectations.

 
 
 
 
 

23)

If I do not do as well as people, it means I am an inferior human being.

 
 
 
 
 

24)

Other people seem to accept lower standards from
themselves that I do.

 
 
 
 
 

25)

If I do not do well all the time, people will not respect me.

 
 
 
 
 

26)

My parents have always had higher expectations for my
future than I have.

 
 
 
 
 

27)

I try to be a neat person.

 
 
 
 
 

28)

I usually have doubts about the simple everyday things I do.

 
 
 
 
 

29)

Neatness is very important to me.

 
 
 
 
 

30)

I expect higher performance in my daily tasks than most people.

 
 
 
 
 

31)

I am an organized person.

 
 
 
 
 

32)

I tend to get behind my work because I repeat things over and over.

 
 
 
 
 

33)

It takes me a long time to do something “right”.

 
 
 
 
 

34)

The fewer mistakes I make, the more people will like me.

 
 
 
 
 

35)

I never felt like I could meet my parents’ standards.

 
 
 
 
 


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