Psychology & Psychiatry

The brain system that stops worriers just going with the flow

(Medical Xpress)—Chronic worriers are more likely to use analytical thought processes when making decisions rather than relying on 'gut instincts', according to a new University of Sussex study published this week.

Psychology & Psychiatry

How narcissistic perfectionists hurt those around them

Sometimes, we throw around the word "perfect" so often that the list of things to be "perfect" at can feel endless: be the perfect parent, like the one seen on the mommy blog; be the perfect manager, like the ones who inspire ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Perfectionists more likely to develop bulimia: New research

Bulimia nervosa is a common and life-threatening eating disorder. About 275,000 Canadian girls and women will have bulimia at some point in their lives. They will eat large amounts of food, often secretly, and then prevent ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Young people drowning in a rising tide of perfectionism

We recently conducted one of the largest-ever studies on perfectionism. We learned that perfectionism has increased substantially over the past 25 years and that it affects men and women equally.

Psychology & Psychiatry

No laughing matter: Some perfectionists have a dark side

The type of perfectionist who sets impossibly high standards for others has a bit of a dark side. They tend to be narcissistic, antisocial and to have an aggressive sense of humor. They care little about social norms and ...

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