This Is Why Perfectionists Struggle


We live in a world that makes us feel like we need to be perfect; we see it in so many platforms, across differing media, and from multiple sources. This is the reason why we try to make sure that everything that we do, especially at work, is flawless. We know that we can’t be perfect, so we try to be the next best thing: perfectionists.

If you are one, you know exactly how high your standards are. You also know that you are determined enough to keep grinding until you are satisfied with the results  However, you also know how exhausting this can get. You struggle through every project or task because you obsess over every little thing in everything that you do.

The good news is, you do not have to, and you can still make sure that you turn in something that you can be proud of.


Asking for a review from people whose opinions you can trust.

Instead of mulling over a completed task to see what else you could do better, a far better and more rewarding strategy to do is send your completed task to an industry expert or a mentor and ask for a review. In this way, you get the nuanced perspective of somebody who knows what they are doing.You get to see firsthand what they should expect, and what your work should have. In addition, a new set of eyes on a project will give you a fresh perspective, making sure you don’t get tunnel vision and end up harming your chances of turning in good work. And if you want to learn by doing, an expert or a mentor can definitely help.

Are you a perfectionist? Adam explains further how you can cope with this better so that you grow professionally and personally! Watch the video to learn more about it!

This Is Why Perfectionists Struggle

Posted by Psychology Hacker on Wednesday, 20 June 2018


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