I Push Myself To Be Perfect

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 401 People

    Acceptance

    All my life I try to be perfect in every ones eyes, especially my father. I know perfection is impossible to achieve but i still try to reach for it. in the process i forgotten who my true self is. So I am the opposite of my self. Like, i don't like to get my hands dirty but I...
    girlytomboy girlytomboy
    13-15
    1 Response Aug 4, 2011

    I Felt Captured

    I've been told that I'm hot, and sexy and beautiful.. And all the other nonsense. My exboyfriend however, didnt think so. I mean obviously he was attracted to me because he was with me.. But even the slightest ounce of me not being "hot", he'd tell me. He'd look at me and say...
    angelssing4me angelssing4me
    16-17, F
    1 Response Aug 10, 2011

    Just A Pretty Face.

    Time to go back to the drawing board. I have been told I am beautiful, pretty and cute...in the face. I am only 5'2.5" and though I may be skinny in the stomach, I am all together wide-set. bigger arms, short legs, Wide shoulder span..etc. I have a non-attractive body and it...
    KilieLove KilieLove
    18-21, F
    9 Responses Oct 6, 2010

    Help For Those Struggling With Perfectionist Tendencies

    A resourceful video I came across. Interesting reasons and ideas that may help with perfectionism and procrastination tendencies (and I agree, they tend to be linked together).It's not a long video, so take heart! It's clear and concise. :) God Bless!
    DustToAshes DustToAshes
    22-25, F
    Mar 1, 2013

    Me Perfect?.. I Wish

    I want to be 120 lbs, no acne, and no more braces! But no i've pretty much done everything in my bodily power to make my self what i want to be and i'm stuck with 142 lbs, a zit or 5, and big clunky braces. My biggest insecurity is my wieght hands down, i'm surrounded by...
    Simplymissuderstood Simplymissuderstood
    16-17
    4 Responses Jul 9, 2010

    Went From "too" Heavy To Too Thin,

    And nothing will ever satisfy me. I dropped from 115lbs to 87lbsin a surprisingly short amount of time last year. I went on a crazy ride fluctuating from 92 to 97lbs recently, but then one day I saw a gorgeous woman with beautiful curves and decided I wanted that back... I had...
    KilieLove KilieLove
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jan 2, 2012

    Never Good Enough...

    Ever since I was a little girl i was always pushed to do my best. Well, sometimes my best just wasn't good enough. Being my mothers first child, she was very strict on me. She still is. And because of this, I naturally have to do everything perfect or I will get really mad and I...
    SoftballChick22 SoftballChick22
    16-17, F
    1 Response Mar 7, 2011

    I Set Unrealistic Expectations For Myself.

    I am in college, studying nursing and doing very well - one of the top in my class. The course load is very heavy and there is a lot of material. On top of that I am captain of the tennis team and Vice President of the student body, and I help out with Campus Ministry every so...
    ccr2088 ccr2088
    18-21, F
    Aug 9, 2012

    I keep falling back in old behavior patterns.

    Few months ago I promised myself to love and accept myself, to allow myself not to be perfect... and never ever again to hide my mental "issues". Today I just realized I'm obviously still ashamed of who I am and what I've been through. I still try to keep up a flawless and...
    MentallyVibrating MentallyVibrating
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jun 3, 2015

    High Standards

    I admit, my standards for myself are a little too high. I push myself to be perfect in every way, and I don't even know why. Perfection is non-existant. I should love myself the way I am.
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit
    36-40, F
    Nov 30, 2010

    My Own Worst Critic

    "Perfectionism, in psychology, is a belief that perfection can and should be attained. In its pathological form, perfectionism is a belief that work or output that is anything less than perfect is unacceptable. At such levels, this is considered an unhealthy belief, and...
    DustToAshes DustToAshes
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Oct 9, 2011
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