"Perfectionism (P) is a trait that may or may not be present in a given individual. It may be thought of as modulating the traits N and A. Individuals having the P trait tend to value order, neatness and symmetry, and may be prone to repetitive mannerisms. In the extreme, the trait may be the cause of obsessive-compulsive behavior that may overwhelm other character traits. Individuals lacking trait P are called "non-perfectionistic".
This definition seems to embody the classic P trait as incorporating persistence, order, detail, precision etc as exemplified e.g. by a watchmaker.
To say the P trait is something else strays from NPA theory and IMHO should use different nomenclature to avoid confusion.
BTW who classified Napoleon as an N? And on what basis?
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