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Меланхолия, тревога и творчество в жизни перфекциониста

The present study sought to evaluate the distinction between «dark» and «bright» sides of perfectionism in the three different groups (patients with depressive and anxiety disorders, and representatives of creative professions). Analyses of measure of perfectionism showed that patients with depressive disorders experienced a pathological perfectionism, patients with anxiety disorders fluctuated between health and painful sides of perfectionism, and representatives of creative professions were distinguished by normal pursuit of perfection. Overall, our findings support the view that melancholy, anxiety and art produce distinct states of perfectionist’s soul.