Facing Life's Challenges

The Perils of Perfectionism

To have high standards or expectations is not in itself a bad quality. It can give a person drive, motivation, determination, and focus. Perfection, however, is not so much about having high standards and expectations as it is about managing fears of losing, failing, or disappointing one’s self or others. When the conscious or subconscious feelings associated with perfection are fear-based, the results can be far from perfect.