Skip to main content

Multidimensional Perfectionism Test

The Multidimensional Perfectionism Test is a widely-used instrument that repeatedly been shown to have good consistency and validity. Based on the work of psychologists Hewitt and Flett, the test measures your levels of perfectionism using three distinct scales.

What is your level of perfectionism? For each of the following items, indicate how strongly it applies to you.

Question 1 of 27

I do not have very high goals for myself.



The IDRlabs Multidimensional Perfectionism Test is the property of IDRlabs International. The original research was carried out by Dr. Paul Hewitt and Dr. Gordon Flett, in association with the University of Ottawa and York University.

Personality Tests, Team Role TestsCareer Tests, and other Psychological Tests, or free online tests like this one, are merely starting points to provide an initial personal assessment of the psychological construct measured. A single assessment is unable to ascertain your personality and psychological wellbeing with complete accuracy or reliability, and no online test can replace careful examination of relevant research in the field.

As the publishers of this free online perfectionism test (which allows you to discover your personal levels of perfectionism and potential psychological outcomes on the scales of self-oriented perfectionism, other-oriented perfectionism, and socially-imposed perfectionism), we have endeavored to make the test as reliable, valid, accurate, and complete as possible.

Like other online psychological tests, such as our DSM Test, Psychopathy Test, Dark Triad Test, and Dark Core Test, as well as professional measures (with which the present test should not be confused), our free online test is subjected to statistical controls and validation in order to make the results accurate and trustworthy. This widely used multidimensional perfectionism test has repeatedly been shown to have good convergent and discriminant validity.

The authors of this free online test are certified in the use of numerous psychological tests and have worked professionally with psychometrics, typology, and personality testing. Prior to using our free perfectionism test, please note that while some of the results provided may be compatible with the results of other tests and training materials, this test should not be confused with official trademarked tests such as the ones mentioned above. The results of our online perfectionism test are provided "as-is", for free, and should not be construed as providing professional or certified advice of any kind. For more, please consult our Terms of Service.

Why Use This Test?

1. Free. This online Perfectionism Test is delivered to you free of charge and will allow you to obtain your scores on the Multidimensional Perfectionism Scale, as published in the Journal of Social Behavior and Personality.

2. Validity and reliability. Empirical testing has shown the validity of the Multidimensional Perfectionism Scale. The evidence has been published in scientific journals and the construct has been shown to have good scientific validity.

3. Based on peer-reviewed research. The present test is based on peer-reviewed research, as published in notable scientific journals.

4. Statistical controls. Test scores are logged into an anonymized database. Statistical analysis of the test is conducted to ensure maximum accuracy and validity of the test scores.

5. Made by professionals. The authors of this free online test are certified in the use of numerous psychological tests and have worked professionally with perfectionism and other personality and psychological testing.