Running head: MULTIVARIATE APPROACHES
Perfectionism is a standard in which individuals will not accept anything less than
perfect. There are two forms of perfectionism, adaptive perfectionism, and maladaptive
perfectionism. Adaptive perfectionists understand that they cannot be completely perfect in all
their undertakings, but they strive to attain their level best in the execution of their duties.
Adaptive perfectionism is healthy. It is even responsible for the success of many responsible
persons. Maladaptive perfectionists set significantly high standards that they hope to meet
whenever they perform a task. The characteristics of maladaptive perfectionists include
a. Self-criticism when they do not meet set standard
b. Aggressive performance of their duties
c. Constantly seeking approval from the society
f. Poor social relationships.
The key variable in this article is the adult attachment (anxiety and avoidance) and
depressive mood (depression and hopelessness). Individuals with adult attachment anxiety often
seek the approval of other persons with extreme passion (Wei, Mallinckrodt, Russell, &
Abraham, 2004). The person’s greatest fear is the rejection or avoidance from others. All their
actions are aimed at pleasing others. They do not find satisfaction in their work if other persons
do not applaud it. Individuals with adult attachment anxiety are uncomfortable in the absen...