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Perfectionists, Highly Motivated People More Likely to be Workaholics

by Dr. Enozia Vakil on  August 31, 2013 at 9:54 PM Lifestyle News   - G J E 4
Perfectionists and highly motivated people are more likely to become workaholics, a new study claims.
 Perfectionists, Highly Motivated People More Likely to be Workaholics
Perfectionists, Highly Motivated People More Likely to be Workaholics
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Led by Dr Joachim Stoeber, Head of University of Kent's School of Psychology, the research team set out to explore the previously under-researched reasons why some people feel the need to work both excessively and compulsively.

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Dr Stoeber and his team researched the links between workaholism and two forms of perfectionism: self-oriented perfectionism, whereby someone sets exceedingly high standards for themselves, and socially-prescribed perfectionism, whereby someone feels that others have high standards and that acceptance by others is conditional on fulfilling these standards.

Among their findings, they discovered that self-oriented perfectionists showed significantly higher levels of workaholism.

This was partly due to this group being motivated by a number of internal and external drivers-such as self-control and rewards-that push them towards workaholism.

In contrast, socially-prescribed perfectionists were not likely to become workaholics.

Source: ANI
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