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4 traits that make you a perfectionist

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Most people think that being a perfectionist means that you do everything well and pay attention to detail but this isn’t necessarily the full picture. There is a lot more to perfectionism than most people think and it’s quite a complicated pattern of thinking and behaving. Many people think that perfectionism means you want to do everything really well and …

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Am I a perfectionist?

I get many clients asking me, “Am I a perfectionist?”. Many of my clients who suffer from perfectionism (yes, suffer – it causes a lot of unnecessary stress) don’t recognise it in themselves. When we have views about perfectionism we will invariably want to keep doing things that we feel help us to keep on top of things. Underyling perfectionism …

Are you a perfectionist?

Are you a perfectionist?   The above is the cognitive behavioural formulation for perfectionism. CBT therapists use this to explain the behaviour of a client who displays perfectionistic tendencies. Of course, every client is unique but when it comes to perfectionism, there are some behaviours and trends that tend to be similar. Such as the wish to strive and achieve …