I Am a Perfectionist and Wish It Wasn't So

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    Perfectionism And Procrastination

    perfectionism makes you so vulnerable to your own emotions...it is so very draining...because you can easily beat up yourself for feeling a certain way...it could be fear,anger,jealousy,anxiety .you should not feel that way because that is not what *perfect* people do. what's...
    whosthatgal whosthatgal
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 31, 2013

    It Ruins My Life

    I am a perfectionist. I always have been. It makes me crazy. It ruins my life. It makes me miss out on things and lose friends and opportunities. When I try to accomplish something, it takes 10 times longer than it would someone else, because it is never good enough. If something...
    GalileosFinger GalileosFinger
    31-35, F
    Oct 25, 2012

    Perfection

     I am one of you who also seeks perfection. At times it is nerve wrecking. I heard about an indian trait that is fun for me. Everytime an American Indian makes something, just before they finish they add a mistake to it. Why, because they don't believe that the universe was...
    manomeans manomeans
    61-65, M
    2 Responses Jul 21, 2009

    Worst Part Of Being A Perfectionist

    I was a perfectionist and I thought it's good to be a perfectionist but as the time went,problems arose and when I say problems,it was a lot for me but since I'm a perfectionist,I rectified every one of these niggles(Which are not at all important although I felt even the...
    crazyjits crazyjits
    18-21
    Oct 25, 2012

    One thing my father and I could always agree on

    was that I am not perfect and that this is an issue. What we disagreed on: whether perfectionism should be applied to others other than oneself, whether perfectionism is fully desirable or a problem to be overcome, whether making progress toward perfection should be evaluated...
    JoannaBe JoannaBe
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Feb 8, 2015

    Really? Well, yes to the first part,

    i am a perfectionist and my own worst critic... but i am not sure, i know people say perfectionism is barrier to progress, but i do not find it so in my life. Maybe it will come later.
    yulico yulico
    70+, F
    6 Responses Jun 25, 2014

    I Wish I Wasn't

    Yes, I am a perfectionist and also knowing that I am, I hate being it.  Even though knowing perfectionist is in me, I know I am not perfect.They say; people who are perfectionist is cause there's something wrong in their lives.  Ahem.
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr
    36-40, F
    Aug 10, 2011

    I just joined SpecialPeoples,

    a community of humans with extreme passion, condition, or behavior. I get rewarded for sharing my opinions with businesses and governments that are using insights from "extreme users" like us to innovate. I also contribute $0.50 to a charity that I choose every time I share my...
    darapi darapi
    26-30, M
    Jun 21, 2015

    I can no longer distinguish perfectionism from

    OCD anymore. When I do something, I do it until it's almost as perfect as I can do it otherwise the task will never get done. I won't post a status or picture on Facebook unless the status and pictures were beautifully written, with meaning and with the hopes that my friends...
    concreterose001 concreterose001
    31-35, F
    1 Response Dec 29, 2014

    I Hate Being a Perfectionist

    well,i really wish i wasn't sooooooo perfectionist sometimes...i kinda hurt me easily..i get frustrated whenever i heard someone in the same office is better than me..especially if they are the same age as me.
    perfectionist perfectionist
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Dec 5, 2007

    I Am Sick of This

    i have battled perfectionism for many many years. for as long as i can remember, really. over the past 5 years, i thought i was making some progress and lessening my grip on my black and white thinking, my insane expectations for myself, beating myself up etc. but lately, its...
    spacedog spacedog
    31-35
    1 Response Nov 16, 2008

    Even the Group Logo

    bothers me, and I want to rush right over there and help clean that mess up!  lol, anyone got an address?
    RedheadJolene RedheadJolene
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Nov 16, 2008

    We are going to make a play in my school.

    The history class will be divided in some groups, and each will be responsible for something: screenplay, scenery, costume, lights, sound, special effects.. And everyone in the class knows me by "The girl who draws", so they will certainly put me in the scenery group. The...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Feb 11, 2015

    New Member

    Hi, I'm new. I've recently realized that my problem is perfectionism. I am very afraid of failing, especially in public, and this has made me worry a lot and I often give up on things I am trying to accomplish. I have wanted to be a journalist, literary writer and teacher...
    teacherman80 teacherman80
    26-30, M
    4 Responses Sep 15, 2009

    *sighs *... Wish it WEREN'T so.

    .... And ya'll call yourselves perfectionists. ..... *grins*
    SvveetKiester SvveetKiester
    41-45, F
    1 Response May 11, 2015

    i workout namely yoga ,

    pilates , cardio , and weights,have been doing this for 2 to 3 years now if i ever missed a day i would do it twice as much the next day ,i have had muscle tears of over exercising ,the same goes for my studies,the way i dress ,my hairstyle ,all the sports i play etc.if i do...
    hahahaha92 hahahaha92
    22-25, M
    Sep 26, 2014
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