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Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Safe

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX poses no immediate threat, any danger is due to the temptation it represents. Any proposed experiment involving SCP-XXXX must receive prior permission from at least two (2) Level 3 Personnel and any subject under the effect of SCP-XXXX is to be closely monitored.

Description: SCP-XXXX is a set of motivational posters with the property of inducing a state of perfectionism. The effect is extreme, manifesting initially as an increased motivation and becoming more pronounced with repeated exposure. The posters also appear to have a strongly addictive nature, although whether this is a direct psychic compulsion or instead a side effect of increased motivation is currently unknown.

Recovery Log: SCP-XXXX was discovered after a routine assessment indicated that Level 1 Researcher ████████ [henceforth Subject 1] had quadrupled his productivity. Interviews with his colleagues indicated that he had recently acquired a highly positive and dedicated attitude to his work: taking fewer and shorter breaks, arriving early and maintaining a high focus throughout the day. This alerted the suspicions of senior staff. Under prolonged interrogation Subject 1 suggested several possible reasons for this change, including his purchase of motivational posters, a commitment to the work of the SCP and a vegetarian diet high in fibre. Their origin remains a mystery. In the process of searching his possessions and interrogating family and friends it became apparent that several of the Agents involved were acting unusually: requesting overtime and filling in timesheets honestly. Eventually the source of the effect was traced to the posters lining Subject 1's room but not before several Agents were exposed.

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