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Title: An overview of perfectionistic self-presentation
Authors: Ding, Chanel Meiqian
Ang, Kimberly Min Yi
Keywords: DRNTU::Social sciences
Issue Date: 2018
Abstract: This paper aims to provide an overview of the available literature on the concept of ‘Perfectionistic Self-presentation’ (PSP), which in contrast to perfectionism remains largely understudied in the field of Psychology. Aside from a general lack of literature on PSP, there was no existing research that provided a macro perspective on the subject. Being in a society that is so fast-paced and competitive, with constant pressure to appear perfect, it is especially important to understand how PSP manifests in everyday life and through different life stages. Specifically, we explored the influences of PSP on one's well-being across several different dimensions and in clinical settings. Our review suggests that the understanding of self-compassion, self-image goals and affect intensity will help us better manage expectations of the self and others. In this process, we have come to recognize that the desire to be our best self is a positive quality and encourages personal growth when not taken to extremes.
Schools: School of Humanities and Social Sciences 
Rights: Nanyang Technological University
Fulltext Permission: restricted
Fulltext Availability: With Fulltext
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