Cultural Traditions that can Contribute to Perfectionism (and other bad stuff)

Destructive traditions like impression management, scarcity thinking, and oversimplification, that create an environment in which perfectionism can thrive—along with healthier alternatives. Compare harmful (familiar) patterns with their healthier alternatives. Impression Management Pressure to look good; people pleasing; shape-shifting to get others’ approval; cover up mistakes (shame). Healthy Alternative: Authenticity Safety to be self; tolerance for…