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The darker side of perfectionism is a form of psychopathology which has been linked to many psychological problems like obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), chronic anxiety, eating disorders and even suicide.
Other factors of the bad side of perfectionism are loneliness, depression, low self-esteem and lack of life satisfaction.
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“Looking for perfection is the only way to motivate yourself.”
There is a common trait among many high-achievers: Perfectionism. Celebrated geniuses like Leonardo Da Vinci, Beethoven, Steve Jobs and even Kanye West share an obsessive commitment towards excellence.
The pursuit of excellence does have its pitfalls, and perfect...
Self-criticism and a focus on eliminating errors impairs one’s performance by disrupting the natural ability to demonstrate the learned skills. This leads to a vicious circle where there is a loss of confidence and further critical analysis of one’s diminishing performance.
The good aspects of being perfect are intrinsic motivation, extreme focus, ambitious goals, strong work ethic and high personal standards. They are also highly coachable.
Elite performers are often perfectionists as their activity requires error-free performance.
"“The maxim ‘Nothing but perfection’ may be spelt 'Paralysis' .”
The Perfectionism and performance relationship has two basic dimensions:
"Perfectionism is self-abuse of the highest order.”
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Common symptoms include anxiety, depression, isolation, loneliness and obsessive worry. Chronic sufferers of depression, Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and other mental disorders are more prone to an existential crisis.
Causes of an existential crisis can be the death of a loved one, ...
People with Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) see something very wrong every time they look in the mirror. It could be any perceived flaw, such as a large nose or hips. They may obsess over their imperfections and may suffer from depression, OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder) and other psychologica...
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