In a research article by psychologists Hewitt and Flett,
Perfectionism has been categorized into:
1. Self-oriented perfectionism: Excessively high
standards on self, evaluation and self-censure.
2. Other-oriented perfectionism: Excessively high
standards on significant others.
3. Socially-prescribed perfectionism: People feel that
unrealistic high standards are being placed on them
from significant others.