I Am In Some Aspects a Perfectionist

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    I Am A Self-perfectionist.

    Today my art teacher talked to me about the assignments I had done, that not every mark has to be perfect. I started thinking, well, I've always been like that, I can't change it. Then I thought deeper into it, that I'm like that on more things. This has made me reflect on how...
    Angelwings7 Angelwings7
    13-15, F
    Jan 31, 2012

    When it comes to my relationships,

    I'm a bit of a perfectionist. I'm always searching for that one guy who has it all, even though I know that this kinda guy doesn't exist. I'm always raising the bar so high, and if I notice the slightest flaw in guy I immediatly withdraw.I don't know what is wrong with me, I don...
    ZAINna ZAINna
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 19, 2014


    I am in some aspects a perfectionist. If I do something wrong the first time, I will do it over and over again until I get it right. I have to have everything clean, and neatly organized around me, and can't stand for something to not be in it's place. I take everything I do, to...
    Sweetheartxoxo Sweetheartxoxo
    26-30, F
    Jun 4, 2008


    I think I'm a perfectionist so that I don't have to "get things done" meaning in my mind if it's not perfect then I will keep trying and keep trying and not actually finish or accept my accomplishment. Right now I'm in that stage of real estate investing where I know...
    GoddessNakiBean GoddessNakiBean
    36-40, F
    Apr 17, 2008

    Not Some Aspects....most Aspects...

    I always aim for perfection in what I set out to do.  This is most pronounced in academics.  I always pushed to get A's.  I loved being the one to set the curve in calculus.  Now, I still strive for the highest mark I can get.  I am surrounded by a sea of...
    shygirl14 shygirl14
    26-30, F
    1 Response Sep 20, 2009


    I get up and leave 10 minutes to get dressed. If I go a few minutes into the time I set aside, then the whole day is ruined and I might as well just stay in bed because there's no point in anything.
    FibreglassWings FibreglassWings
    26-30, F
    Dec 1, 2012

    When my friends want something- a drawing,

    a favor, advice, etc.. I become an ultimate perfectionist. I want to do the best I can for them, and I never live up to my standards. it causes me a great deal of stress.
    aspiringmagicalgirl aspiringmagicalgirl
    18-21, F
    May 14, 2015

    Sometimes I Do Things Over ...

    Sometimes I do things over and over to get them right. and if something i do isn't perfect i give up on it.
    turtlemusic28 turtlemusic28
    26-30, F
    Apr 14, 2008

    Do It Right!

    I guess it can be a good trait or a bad one, depending on who you're talking to. If your like that with everything , you're probably a pretty annoying person. I just don't like to see things done half-assed, I was brought up that way.When I was a child and Mom would give me...
    feelingroovy feelingroovy
    51-55, M
    11 Responses May 11, 2008

    I Dislike Anything That Is ...

    I dislike anything that is not one hundred percent.  Guitar Hero for instance.  I hate it if I have anything less than 100, and will repeatedly play over and over again, until it is 100 percent.  I hate to clean, because even after I'm done, after busting my butt...
    calgarianqt calgarianqt
    26-30, F
    Apr 14, 2008

    Greatly Impacted My Life- In a Negative Way

    I always feel as though I have to be perfect. I try so hard to look good and get good grades. I can be unreasonably hard on myself, to the point where I can get extremely frustrated and start to feel like I'll never measure up and be "good enough". I use the air quotes...
    flyingintherain flyingintherain
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Dec 27, 2008

    Xbeing Perfectx

    My lyf is basically Ruled by being perfect. I hate It. I get A stars in nearly every single subject. Others just call me geek but I cant help It if i dont Get a good Score I feel Like im Letting Myself and everyone else down. Iv tried to play dumb it doesnt work it makes me feel...
    XxRubyxXx XxRubyxXx
    13-15, F
    Dec 2, 2012

    I Don't Like Being This Way

    Yes in some ways I am a perfectionist.  It takes me forever to clean something because it has to be done right and it has to be spotless.  I often refuse help too because I don't feel the other person can do it as well as I can.  I don't even like my husband to...
    rondat rondat
    41-45, F
    Jan 8, 2008

    I Am In More Ways Than One ...

    I am in more ways than one a perfectionist.  I have OCD and I have to take meds to tone it down, but it doesn't really help. I am over organized with everything I do to the point I forget which day it is, I think that a "B" is failing in school, and I tend to even...
    nannagirl nannagirl
    31-35, F
    Apr 18, 2008
    whatishappening15 whatishappening15
    22-25, F
    Sep 6, 2015

    Well....Yeah I Am :p

    I am in some aspects a perfectionist. If I do something wrong the first time, I will do it over and over again until I get it right. I have to have everything clean, and neatly organized around me, and can't stand for something to not be in it's place. I take everything I do, to...
    RealityTVJunkie RealityTVJunkie
    26-30, F
    Apr 14, 2009

    There Are Times When My Sub...

    There are times when my subconscious self tend to suggest how people should act, what they should say, etc., believing that what it thinks, is how things ought to be.
    not8so9shy not8so9shy
    18-21, F
    Apr 14, 2008

    I'm Not a Perfectionist...

    I'm not a perfectionist in general but there are some things that I am.. when it comes to my movies, music, and other things.
    AuntTammy AuntTammy
    26-30, F
    Apr 14, 2008

    English, Poetry, Artwork, Clothes and Smilies

    I like to make sure that my written English is of a good standard, although ... i kan stil make mystakes. I like to get my poems right and will re-write parts that could be more expressive or tightened up. As for art, I do spend a long time on my pictures at art class and will...
    Bluegrass Bluegrass
    46-50, F
    Apr 27, 2008

    It bothers me, but I can't do things quickly.

    They need to be done with care and time (although I am not a patient person at all) and need to fix any imperfections I creat.
    trysten778 trysten778
    16-17, F
    Aug 11, 2014

    When I reflect, at the end of the day,

    on how I spent a day that was supposed to be fun, sometimes I feel like it wasn't as good as I hoped it would be. Then I feel kinda meh. Is it just me?!
    thequietexplosion thequietexplosion
    18-21, F
    2 Responses May 11, 2015

    Not Just In Some Aspects. ...

    Not just in some aspects. All aspects. I'm working on not being such a perfectionist, but it's not easy.
    GirlLearningHowToSmile GirlLearningHowToSmile
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Apr 18, 2008

    I Like to Have Things In Or...

    I like to have things in order, and if they are not in order it drives me nuts!
    keyna keyna
    36-40, F
    Apr 14, 2008

    I Absolutley Have to Start ...

    I absolutley have to start a new paper if I mess up even a little bit in the beginning!!
    OldnDaysinSF OldnDaysinSF
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Apr 18, 2008
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