Video: What is your perfectionism costing you?
Being described as a perfectionist is actually a compliment, right? I remember being advised to respond with “I’m a perfectionist” when being asked about weaknesses in job interviews.
The idea of course, is that it’s not really a weakness. However a growing body of evidence suggests that perfectionism can be extremely damaging. It’s now being blamed for causing overwhelming emotional suffering, and as both a cause and a symptom of stress and even anxiety disorders.
So what is your perfectionism costing you?