Imagine taking a test where you get no credit for the right answers, but you get punished for every single one you got wrong. That’s perfectionism. You brush over any successes while beating yourself up for every mistake. Perfectionism is a mean mother f-er. It’ll steal your joy, your relationships and your self-worth. But we’re about to change that because today I’m going to teach you about the two types of perfectionism (one is healthy!). How do you get from the mean side to the loving side? Stay tuned and I’ll teach you my three tools for how to stop being a perfectionist so you can start being happy!
Anthony J. Bergman, Jennifer E. Nyland, and Lawrence R. Burns, “Correlates with Perfectionism and the Utility of a Dual Process Model,” Personality and Individual Differences 43, no. 2 (July 2007), 389-399.