Resource: 14 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of Control

I thought this article from the Huffington Post would be useful to share because school is a place that tends to bring out and emphasize the perfectionist impulses that people might have... which is not a good thing at all! In many ways, good is better than perfect, if you see what I mean. And I can say that as a recovering perfectionist! :-)

I've listed below the topics addressed in the article, and if you would like some sane advice on coping with any of these tendencies or problems, take a look at the article, which also contains some useful links too.

14 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of Control
by Carolyn Gregoire

1. You've always been eager to please.

2. You know your drive to perfection is hurting you, but you consider it the price you pay for success.

3. You're a big procrastinator.

4. You're highly critical of others.

5. You go big or go home.

6. You have a hard time opening up to other people.

7. You know there's no use crying over spilt milk... but you do anyway.

8. You take everything personally.

9. ... And you get really defensive when criticized.

10. You're never quite "there yet."

11. The image below makes you nervous. (See image at bottom of list.)

12. You take pleasure in someone else’s failure, even though it has nothing to do with you.

13. You get secretly nostalgic for your school days.

14. You have a guilty soul.

Failures are the pillars of success.