Category Archives: Perfectionism

How to avoid being striving for an unhealthy level of perfectionism.

The Perils of Perfectionism

Being a perfectionist, or what psychiatrists call obsessional, is a double-edged sword in our society.  Many competitive situations require hours of effort and near perfect ability, whether it be playing a musical instrument in public, or getting into highly sought after university courses.  But perfectionism is often associated with stress, irritability, personal inflexibility and a […]