Why The Pursuit Of Perfectionism Can Be A Deadly Trap
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Like most personality traits, perfectionist tendencies range from healthy to dysfunctional behaviour, with most people typically lying somewhere in the middle of the two extremes. Indeed, there is a fine line between healthy and irrational perfectionism with the latter being driven by a person setting exceedingly high expectations of themselves which is often reinforced by a fear of failure or disappointing others. This increases the individual's levels of anxiety and can result in poor personal mental health outcomes.
Kelly, C. (2020). Why the pursuit of perfectionism can be a deadly trap. RTE Brainstorm, Updated / Wednesday, 19 Oct 2022 09:33.