High expectations for yourself and others is helpful, but there's a tipping point at which it does more harm than good.
Here are the signs of being a self-oriented, other-oriented or socially prescribed perfectionist, plus advice on how to cope with each type.
While these activities can be beneficial for your energy and mood, they may cause anxiety if you're not careful.
A study found those with this trait tend to live longer lives than others.
In a world of professional players and perfect wives, there can be no bad days.
I’m 18, but mediocrity is not a luxury I can fathom.
I approached raising my infant as I did everything life -- as an overachiever trying to “win” at motherhood. The problem? The game is rigged.
And how to maintain sanity in pursuit of your goals.
When my perfectionism was at it’s worst, I couldn’t make a decision about anything.
I'm afraid that I haven't always been awake and noticing, and that somehow I have slept through the magic of your growing. I wonder, have I enjoyed you enough? Have I given you what you needed? Is your heart still whole? Is your spirit unbroken?