Determination of Differences in Personality Characteristics in Indi-vidual Types of Perfectionism in Humanistic Sciences


  • Dominika Doktorová Univerzita sv. Cyrila a Metoda v Trnave, Slovakia
  • Nikola Piteková Univerzita sv. Cyrila a Metoda v Trnave, Slovakia



Perfectionism typology, personality characteristics, comparison of personality characteristics in individual perfectionism types, humanistic sciences


The main goal of this work is to compare the personality characteristics in individual types of perfectionism. In order to determine the perfectionism, we used Frost’s Multidimensional Perfectionism Scale (F-MPS) and NEO five-factor personal inventory (NEO-FFI) for personal characteristics. There questionnaires were administered to humanistic science students (N=344) in the age span of 19 to 26. Through the non-hierarchical aggregate analyse we identified three types of perfectionists in the sample: functional, dysfunctional perfectionists and non-perfectionists. The comparison of the individual typed of perfectionism with personality characteristics showed statistically significant differences in the following way: compared to the other two type the dysfunctional perfectionists achieved the highest score on the scale of neuroticism. Other differences between the perfectionist types did not show any statistical importance.


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Doktorová, D., & Piteková, N. . (2020). Determination of Differences in Personality Characteristics in Indi-vidual Types of Perfectionism in Humanistic Sciences. Postmodern Openings, 11(4), 20-40.



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