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Multidimensional Perfectionism Scale

  • This questionnaire is designed to measure how much of a perfectionist you are.
  • It has 35 questions and should take no more than 10 minutes.
  • It was developed by Dr Randy Frost of Smith College, Massachusetts.

Please select the option that best reflects your opinion, using the rating system below.

Multidimensional Perfectionism Scale
1 2 3 4 5
1. My parents set very high standards for me.
2. Organization is very important to me.
3. As a child, I was punished for doing things less than perfectly.
4. If I do not set the highest standards for myself, I am likely to end up a second-rate person.
5. My parents never tried to understand my mistakes.
6. It is important to me that I be thoroughly competent in everything I do.
7. I am a neat person.
8. I try to be an organized person.
9. If I fail at work/school, I am a failure as a person.
10. I should be upset if I make a mistake.

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