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International Journal of Applied Research

Vol. 2, Issue 6, Part P (2016)

Stressless strategies for perfectionist women

Dr. Priya Bir
The emerging field of Positive Psychology provides interventions that cause people to thrive and identify and cultivate psychological variables that make life worth living. Martin Seligman’s (2011) [6] conceptualization of human flourishing, or “well-being theory,” posits that a life well lived is one characterized by positive emotion, engagement, meaning and purpose resilience, optimism, well-being, achievement, strengths, positive relationships, and accomplishment. This paper reviews the positive psychology literature to develop a frame work for the practical cultivation of positive emotion in women who suffer from acute frustration because of their perfectionist attitude in life. Perfectionism is the belief that mistakes cannot be made and that the highest standards of performance in all aspects of one’s life must consistently be met. It is a state of mind where there exists an imbalance between one’s standards of success and the ability to achieve success. Worry, fear, guilt and self-doubt usually weave their way into the mind of the perfectionist. The pressure of this self-imposed demand can take a severe toll, mentally and physically. The focus is more on middle-aged working women who suffer from depression because of the faulty assumption that, “I have to be perfect and do things perfectly”. A repercussion of this assumption can be blamed for procrastination, lack of wanting to hear feedback from others for fear of being criticized, and the tendency to judge ourselves and others by very rigid standards.
Pages: 1050-1052  |  184 Views  9 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. Priya Bir. Stressless strategies for perfectionist women. Int J Appl Res 2016;2(6):1050-1052.
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