Sunday, March 18, 2012

The Perfectionist

The perfectionist has the desire to be not excellent, but perfect.  Her standards are extremely high, and failure to meet those standards causes great stress.  Many believe that they will be valued only if they are perfect.  They experience a sense of pressure coupled with hopelessness and helplessness: "The better I do, the better I am expected to do."


  • Demanding; has exceptionally high standards
  • Driven to succeed and avoid failure
  • Very vulnerable to criticism
  • Hard worker; tries to avoid criticism and defects
  • Unable to turn to others for help
  • Susceptible to intense self-scrutiny and self-doubt
  • Constantly attempts to prove herself
  • Wants others to meet her standards of perfection
  • Believes she must meet the high standards of others to be acceptable
  • Advertises her own perfection
  • Avoids situations in which she might appear imperfect
  • Self-criticism --> depression
  • High standards --> intense faultfinding of others
  • Fear of imperfection --> lying

Some Perfectionists are born, others are made.  Winning love through excellent grades, beauty, or performance can drive the Perfectionist in childhood.  By adulthood, the Perfectionist drives herself.  This type is attractive because of their energy, ambition, and talent, but they get dark and angry when faced with disappointments.  Perfectionists are found in all careers and are great workers - if they can ever complete their "imperfect" projects.

Taylor Mitchell
Edwin Lara

Carol Patton

Robert Parker

Dan Polito
Carol Torres Gonzalez

Kyle Lopez
Jazz Marie-Antoinette Fernandez

Saturday, March 17, 2012

The Hyper

The Hyper's life is active, but not always with direction.  There is movement, but it can occur without progress.


  • Overractive in thought in thought and behavior
  • Grandiose; self-centered
  • Careless; changeable
  • Easily excitable with unstable moods
  • Thrill-seeking

  • Is outgoing
  • Is active; energetic
  • Becomes poor company because of self-centeredness and overactivity

  • Excitement --> outbursts of euphoria
  • Moodiness --> explosive anger

Hyper people are easily picked out of a group.  As children, they are the ones who are running and jumping, knocking kids over, and breaking knickknacks;  sometimes they have explosive tempers.  As adults, they can create lives that allow for a high level of activity and motion that satisfies them.  They are not the kind of friend or partner who can easily share emotions.  Careers that allow for activity, change, and motion (outdoor recreation, construction) work better than still, intellectual pursuits.

JoAnn Kang

Edwin Lara
Emily Spearman

Kalen Whitfield
Kyle Lopez
Jacky Pascal
Bruno Diaz 

Carol Patton
Gabriella Ray 
Zaq Schlanger
Aidan Gutierrez
Dan Polito

Rebecca Lopez
The Kao