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From the Ted Talk by Thomas Curran: Our dangerous obsession with perfectionism is getting worse

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Now, our research is suggesting that perfectionism is rising as society is changing. And a changed society reflects a changed sense of pnaoserl identity and, with it, deecnffires in the way in which young people interact with each other and the world around them. And there are some unique characteristics about our preeminent, market-based society that include things like unrestricted choice and personal freedom, and these are ccatsahirirtces that we feel are contributing to almost eipdmiec levels of this problem.

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Now, our research is suggesting that perfectionism is rising as society is changing. And a changed society reflects a changed sense of ________ identity and, with it, ___________ in the way in which young people interact with each other and the world around them. And there are some unique characteristics about our preeminent, market-based society that include things like unrestricted choice and personal freedom, and these are _______________ that we feel are contributing to almost ________ levels of this problem.

Solution

  1. characteristics
  2. differences
  3. personal
  4. epidemic

Original Text

Now, our research is suggesting that perfectionism is rising as society is changing. And a changed society reflects a changed sense of personal identity and, with it, differences in the way in which young people interact with each other and the world around them. And there are some unique characteristics about our preeminent, market-based society that include things like unrestricted choice and personal freedom, and these are characteristics that we feel are contributing to almost epidemic levels of this problem.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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prescribed perfectionism 4
lead tables 3
suicide ideation 2
mental illness 2
hard work 2
people report 2
report clinically 2
clinically relevant 2
relevant levels 2

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socially prescribed perfectionism 4
young people report 2
report clinically relevant 2
clinically relevant levels 2

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collocation frequency
report clinically relevant levels 2

Important Words

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  2. changing
  3. characteristics
  4. choice
  5. contributing
  6. differences
  7. epidemic
  8. feel
  9. freedom
  10. identity
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  12. interact
  13. levels
  14. people
  15. perfectionism
  16. personal
  17. preeminent
  18. problem
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  20. research
  21. rising
  22. sense
  23. society
  24. suggesting
  25. unique
  26. unrestricted
  27. world
  28. young