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Archive | Influences on perfectionism

Who is at Risk for Perfectionism?

Are perfectionists born that way? What are some of the risk factors that have the greatest impact on people developing perfectionistic tendencies. Born that way? “…in every resource where inborn factors were mentioned, there was also an acknowledgement of the impact of environment and experiences in and outside of the home. Nowhere was there a […]

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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 […]

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