Perfectionism is often mistakenly seen as desirable or even necessary for success. However, recent studies have shown that perfectionist attitudes actually interfere with success. Often when we try too hard to succeed, we lay a lot of pressure on ourselves. This pressure in turn affects the way we function, and reduces our chances of success....
A very well-written and well-rounded article. It not only describes perfectionistic behaviour but also looks at the factors that may have influenced perfectionism. The one thing that truly stands out from the article is this statement Abandoning perfectionism does not mean lowering your standards - it merely means changing the views that lead you to those standards. This gives the reader the perspective that there is a scope for change and does it in a very empathetic manner.
Perfectionism can be traced back in our childhood.
Self esteem boosted by external sources.
good for understanding