Socially Prescribed Perfectionism
Perfectionistic motivations due to the fact that important people in one’s life expect one to be perfect.
That’s not quite the definition I got from the TEDRadio Hour podcast episode below. It was more like
A definition of perfectionism people get from seeing others’ curated posts on social media.
That is, people selectively posts only what they want to tell about their lives, which is usually a vast imbalance of the good things, often exaggerated for falsified, and others who view enough of it start setting that amalgamation of all they see as their idea of a perfect life, as if someone had it and they didn’t, when even the truth is those who posted all that stuff don’t even have a life close to it. It’s a perfection that’s socially prescribed to them via social media.