The Pernicious Effects of Perfectionism

I am a recovering perfectionist. Those who know me might say the recovery is fully complete, as they see no visible signs of perfectionism. My house is not perfectly clean. My car is scratched and full of dog hair. I wear jeans and a t-shirt at every possible opportunity. And, even though I’ve spent a good amount of time as a professional proofreader, I don’t even proofread these blog posts. You might have noticed. What’s wrong with being a perfectionist? Well, according to psychology experts, quite a bit. What the Research Says A 2010 study of professors found that: “…perfectionism trips up professors on the way to research productivity. The more perfectionistic the professor, the less prod

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