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Perfectionism - setting yourself high standards at home or work - is seen as laudable. But research suggests it has a dark flipside, causing not just psychological stress as perfectionists feels the weight of pressure to be perfect, but physical harm - irritable bowel disease (IBS), insomnia, heart disease and even early death.
Experts such as Dr Danielle Molnar, a psychologist at Brock University, Canada, are suggesting perfectionism should be considered as a risk factor for disease in the same way as obesity and smoking...
It's estimated that two in five of us display perfectionist tendencies. And thanks to social media, such as Facebook and Twitter, increasing numbers are concerned about being - or appearing to be - perfect, says Gordon Flett, professor of health psychology at York University in Canada, who has studied the link between perfectionism and health for 20 years.
'It's natural to want to be a perfectionist in one area of your life, such as your job,' he says. But when it becomes an obsessive need for the perfect job, child, relationship, bank balance and body, it causes extreme stress and can affect not only relationships, but your health.
Well I always like to think Strive for perfection, and you can settle for really good. This mainly pertains to work.
Well I always like to think Strive for perfection, and you can settle for really good. This mainly pertains to work. I figure if you strive for really good you will settle for ok and if you just strive for ok your'e not worth a damn and we don't need you.
And, research shows, perfectionists are NOT as successful as those who MAJOR IN MAJORS and MINOR IN MINORS. - See more at: www.abovetopsecret.com...
Facebook is notorious for aiding and abetting perfectionism...you view everyone's highlight reels while you are left with your own everyday, mundane out-takes and bloopers.
It can make people feel left behind for being less than perfect. - See more at: www.abovetopsecret.com...