The concept of perfectionism in present research and in compensation’s Adlerian Theory. Theoreticals and clinicals reflections
Paper presented at the XXIII S.I.P.I. National Congress – “The network of the compensatory functions in the Adlerian theory and practice”, Milan, 2012.
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Summary. The concept of perfectionism has recently met with a strong appreciation and attention. Numerous studies and the same DSMIV specifically mentioning the tract as problematic character, always present, inter alia, in eating disorders, particularly anorexia, in obsessive-compulsive disorders, social anxiety, and other inconveniences and in dismorphophobias. There are different theories which differ in the nature of the mono-or multidimensional perfectionism of which there are also related test, one of which in the course of standardization in Italy. The studies reported dwell on both theoretical aspects of both clinical evaluations in the sense of describing how the perfectionist trait affect the construction or development of symptoms. The approach of study that more research on this issue turns out to be closely connected with defining and classifying. Adlerian Theory of compensation, in welcoming the stimuli of the research, is able to explain and interpret the perfectionism in a logical and organic giving an account of the personal and environmental construction related. The creative need or induced, however, suffered, to ask very high performance is framed as one of several choices of quest for individual superiority.