IMPLICATIONS for Advanced Learners. Assessment Concerns. Stress/Anxiety Underachievement Perfectionism. Good Stress. SURVIVAL! body prepares to fight or flee brain generates a state of hyper focus adrenaline cascades through the body lungs expand for more oxygen
memory problems/lack of sleep/aggression/depression
1. to perform below the potential indicated by tests of one's mental ability or aptitude.
2. to perform below expectations or achieve less than expected
Can explain why schoolwork is not good or grades are low
“Look, if they’d offer something worthwhile, I’d learn it.”
Can “read” a teacher in minutes,
“I like Ms. Cornelius-she’s cool.”
Independent intellectual streak
“I know I haven’t done my homework, but look at this new computer program I’ve designed!”
Strong sense of self
“I could get high grades if I chose to, but what’s the point?”
Improvement can occur overnight
“See? I told you I could do it!”
Selective consumers are “adept at taking the best from what school and teachers have to offer and leaving the rest behind.”
If they are not the best, don’t get 100%, or can’t figure out a problem effortlessly and immediately, then their all-or-nothing thinking dictates that they must be dumb losers wasting their efforts.
Healthy perfectionism leads one to strive for excellence.
Unhealthy perfectionism takes over one’s life and leaves no room for error.
A healthy perfectionist is content to be a tiny fraction of a bubble off!
An unhealthy perfectionist must have that bubble perfectly centered.
their limits and strive for excellence.