Do you see some of these traits in yourself? Or maybe others.......
When you're a perfectionist, the fear of failure is everywhere. You're afraid of failing; you're afraid of messing up; you're afraid of disappointing others; you're afraid of making a mistake in front of friends or family members who are watching.
The reason for this is simple: perfectionists want to avoid criticism at all costs. They're afraid that if they make mistakes or fail at something important, people will think less of them--or even begin to hate them! So rather than risk being criticized by anyone (including themselves), perfectionists strive for perfection in every area possible--even when it comes at great cost to themselves physically/emotionally/mentally, etc... And what's worse, they are their own worst critics. Why? Because they have this inner voice that always says, “You’re not good enough”. And this leads to unrealistically high standards and feelings of worthlessness.
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If you're a perfectionist, it's important to remember that the things that make us unique are also what make us special. We all have our own strengths and weaknesses--and some of them may be different from other people's! Perfectionists often put pressure on themselves to always do their best because they feel like they're competing with everyone else around them. In reality, this kind of thinking can lead to burnout and stress rather than success: if we're always trying so hard just because someone else might do better than us at something (even if they don't), then how will anyone ever get any work done? It's important not only for your mental health but also for your physical health as well--so take some time out every day where you just relax and enjoy yourself without worrying about anything else happening in life right now!
The first step to understanding yourself is recognizing that there is a difference between striving for excellence and being obsessed with being perfect. Perfectionism can lead to anxiety, depression, and procrastination if left untreated. If you find yourself constantly criticizing your work or others' work as inadequate or not up to par--or if this type of thinking has been going on since childhood—let’s explore this. on. It's important to remember that perfectionism can be harmful to your health and can lead you down the path of self-destruction if left unchecked. It's time to start examining yourself in a new light.Stop fighting yourself and let's work on accepting yourself for who you are.
Being a perfectionist is not always a bad thing. It can help you achieve success and set the bar high for yourself. But it can also lead to self-doubt, shame, depression, and anxiety because you feel like you're never doing or achieving enough.
STOP BEATING YOURSELF UP!!
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