Perfectionism: What Is It and Who Suffers From It?

Dearest Viewers and Readers,

Perfectionism isn't fun, but we live in a society where it's seen as lazy and inattentive when mistakes are made. This conversation, like so many, was eye-opening as to how many people constantly worry about this matter. How this affects our daily mental health.

We ended up learning that most of us have different standards of perfection for ourselves vs others. And we will all be working on being better about not starting something if the outcome is uncertain and possibly not looking to be perfect.
In terms of official sources, we talked about the difference between OCD and perfectionism and how one does always mean the other.

With the community we've created on and off twitch, it's no wonder that everyone felt supported and was open to sharing their own experiences. It's quite an honor.

Light and Love,

Mxiety

 


References:

Andrew P. Hill and Thomas Curran. Multidimensional Perfectionism and Burnout: A Meta-Analysis; Personality and Social Psychology Review; Vol 20, Issue 3, pp. 269 - 288; First Published July 31, 2015;  https://doi.org/10.1177/1088868315596286

Alicia K.HandleySarah J.EganRobert T.KaneClare S.Rees; A randomised controlled trial of group cognitive behavioural therapy for perfectionism ;https://doi.org/10.1016/j.brat.2015.02.006

Kristen Fuller, M.D., Sovereign Health "Perfectionism Versus Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
The differences between OCD and a perfectionistic personality
" Posted Dec 20, 2016

BeyondOCD.org Need for Perfection

International OCD Foundation 

Randy O. Frost, Gail Steketee, Perfectionism in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder patients,
Behaviour Research and Therapy, Volume 35, Issue 4, 1997, Pages 291-296,
https://doi.org/10.1016/S0005-7967(96)00108-8.

Perfectionism as a transdiagnostic process: A clinical review
Sarah J. Egan a, Tracey D. Wade, Roz Shafran