08 Oct

Healthy Striving for Personal Excellence Can Conquer Perfectionistic Concerns

Trudy Jacobsen If you find yourself overwhelmed by perfectionist concerns, it may feel as if nothing you do will ever be quite right. Whether it’s your performance in school, in the workplace, with your friends or at home with your family—perfectionism can lead to chronic disappointment and unhappiness. It may also negatively affect those around you. You may never be able to fully stop striving for perfection. And you don’t have to give...

26 Apr

Perfectionism: Excessive Worries About What Others Think vs Healthy Striving for Excellence

Trudy Jacobsen | Perfectionism It’s only natural to feel a bit of worry about what others think of you. Especially when you’ve possibly got a snag of broccoli sticking out of your teeth or you forgot to wash your jeans before casual Friday at work. Yet, aside from mouth-invading vegetation and dirty pants, this sort of worry should be few and far between. Except that, for many people,...