8 Signs You're a Perfectionist (and Why It's Toxic to Your Mental Health) - Deepstash
Not Celebrating Your Success

It's never good enough, so you get sucked so far into the details that you become frustrated.

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8 Signs You're a Perfectionist (and Why It's Toxic to Your Mental Health)

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Even if you have a clear goal of what perfection means, obsessively pursuing it is a sign of insecurity.

And insecurity, when not addressed directly, doesn’t go away becaus...

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Not Allowing Yourself To Fail

Instead of forgiving and viewing mistakes as a learning opportunity, you criticize and put pressure on yourself for not predicting a less than perfect outcome. You feel inadequate,...

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Pretending Everything Is Perfect

Perfectionists are afraid of judgment. They often want to be seen as being effortlessly perfect.

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Avoiding Challenges That May Lead To Failure

When presented with an opportunity that requires new skills or moving outside of your comfort zone, you're likely to turn it down. You're afraid to not be good enough to tackle a ne...

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Likeability and Being Perfect

Personality and positive qualities like honesty, compassion, humor, etc. , aren't what perfectionists believe people will like about them.

It's not enough to be a wonderful person, y...

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Life Doesn't Satisfy You

Perfectionists cope well in a low-stress environment. Outside of that, anxiety often increases, which offers the illusion that nothing is going well, there...

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Struggling With Getting Things Done

You may get things done, but you are in a constant battle with the decisions and motivation to complete certain things. The "what ifs" and expectation of a negative conse...

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