Are you obsessed with perfection?
Do you constantly set such high standards for yourself that no matter how well you do at a task, you feel a failure?
Do you expect too much from those around you?
Even though we live in an imperfect world are you obsessed with making your life absolutely perfect? Are you always disappointed by the end result.
Since 1950 perfectionism has been recognised as one of the key drivers for a range of emotional disorders including anxiety and depression. It can ruin relationships with spouses, children and family and the perfectionist individual can become extremely ill in their efforts to find perfection.
Perfectionism is often deep rooted and may be a response developed in childhood to the home environment. Perfectionism can be an underlying emotional trigger for eating disorders and other negative behaviours such as self-harming.
Take this screening assessment for perfectionism here.