Wednesday, December 5, 2007

are you a perfectionist?

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Are you a perfectionist? Do you aim for perfection and excellence in everything, all the time? Can you not stand mediocrity?

According to some researches cited in an article from the Times, there are three types of perfectionists:

  • Self-oriented strivers who struggle to live up to their high standards and appear to be at risk of self-critical depression;
  • Outwardly focused zealots who expect perfection from others, often ruining relationships; and
  • Those desperate to live up to an ideal they’re convinced others expect of them, a risk factor for suicidal thinking and eating disorders.

Which among the three are you?

5 comments:

kayni said...

I think I am more of the first one (not entirely), but I am so critical of myself and most of the time find myself not achieving my expectations. It's harsh, I know.

Angeli said...

I'm of the first, too..

Daddo said...

None of the above. I am like god, who created beautiful sunset but then let millions of people die of genocide in Darfur.

Angeli said...

creation and destruction - do they come together?

Daddo said...

I have to consult the Pastafarian bible for an anwer if creation and destruction come together.

 
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