6 Signs that you are too much of a perfectionist.

By Admin - April 25, 2021

 6 Signs that you are too much of a perfectionist.

6 Signs that you are too much of a perfectionist.

We all set standards for ourselves in work, hobbies, and our personal lives. Setting standards and goals is the most effective way to constantly work on what we want in life. And it's important to be serious about achievement and personal success. But there is a need for balance and grace, giving ourselves the opportunity to make mistakes and possibly fail while trying to be on top of things. Too much perfectionism leaves no room for error and can be unhealthy for you and difficult for those closest to you. If you feel that you might be a little too harsh on yourself or others, check out these 11 signs that you are too much of a perfectionist. 

1. You can't handle mistakes.

If you don't leave yourself any room to ever make mistakes, you probably have a perfectionism problem. You probably can't leave mistakes for long, feeling an immediate need to correct them.

2. You are dealing with absolutes.

You may feel that everything must be all or nothing, in that either you have done well or badly, with no room for a grey area. Everything is either perfectly right or wrong, good or bad. 

3. You have unrealistic expectations of yourself and others.

Not only is it hard on yourself to maintain unrealistic standards, but it is extremely burdensome on your loved ones if you constantly force them to try and satisfy them as well.

4. You have low self-esteem.

Constantly holding yourself to unrealistic expectations will leave you in a place of constant failure. Repeated failures can cause you to think poorly of yourself, when in fact you've never had a chance to succeed with incredibly high standards.

5. You are never satisfied.

Even if he or she once achieved wildly difficult goals, a perfectionist will still feel that it's not enough. Perfectionists are never satisfied and always mentally downplay their achievements. 

6. You only care about results.

Perfectionists will find a way to achieve their desired outcome, by any means necessary. Regardless of their own personal happiness or security, or that of others, they will do anything to achieve results. 



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