It’s not uncommon to hear people pridefully claim that they’re perfectionists. “I can’t help it; I’m a perfectionist!”
It is no surprise that we all get pleasure out of doing things well. It makes us feel unique or ‘special.’ On the surface, being a perfectionist seems perfect. Not only do you have a keen eye for details, you are always ready to push yourself to achieve that next big thing, that goal that nobody has achieved before.
The truth is perfectionists play a losing game.
Yet, being a perfectionist has its downsides. These downsides are not apparent until you take a step back to think about your perfectionism and how it has been serving you.