NEED TO EVALUATE

is characterized with an individuals insatiable desire to evaluate their surroundings and situations, especially new ones. The need to evaluate was first investigated by U.S. psychologists William Blair Gage Jarvis and Richard K. Petty in 1996.

NEED TO EVALUATE: "Perfectionists are amongst those normally considered to have an overwhelming need to evaluate their own work and find any faults."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "NEED TO EVALUATE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/need-to-evaluate/ (accessed July 19, 2019).
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