Chronic Perfectionism

You’re a chronic perfectionist. Perfectionists rarely savor victories because they don’t perceive them as being good enough. Rather than feeling satisfied that you got into graduate school, for example, you’re disappointed at not getting into a better program. This can be the result of growing up with parents who didn’t define or establish their expectations of you. In response, you simply tried to do everything right to please them. As adults, we subconsciously perpetuate this ingrained role because it’s familiar, albeit unhealthy. Studies have linked perfectionism to stress, depression, eating disorders, even suicide.

Taken from Fitness magazine August 2003.

It rang a bell.


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