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Article Title: The modern problem with pursuing perfection


Article Summary

The article looks into a study on perfectionism and its potential negative effects on the mental health of a person with the trait. The researcher used a test called Multidimensional Perfectionism Scale which measured three types of perfectionism:

  1. Self-oriented
  2. Socially prescribed
  3. Other Oriented

The causes of rising socially prescribed perfectionism in the past decades is a result of our growing usage of social media sites like Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat.

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Words to learn from this article:

Rather: On the contrary

Detrimental: (sometimes followed by ‘to’) causing harm or injury

Diligent: Quietly and steadily continuing a task despite any difficulties

Strives: Attempt by employing effort


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