• Sharon Cunliffe

Paradox of perfectionism

Updated: Aug 5, 2021




The Counselling Directory published my article on the pressures of trying to be perfect and the negative implications this has on mental health and well-being. Here's the intro to it;


Most perfectionists believe that being a perfectionist is a good thing. They see it as a strength, a positive trait or quality. They believe the high relentless standards and expectations they place on themselves are motivators to their success. The driving force behind achieving their goals and ambitions. Yet in reality, perfectionism is a toxic force that often leads to increased levels of stress, anxiety and low self-worth. ....



Click on the link below to read the full article.

https://www.counselling-directory.org.uk/memberarticles/the-paradox-of-perfectionism

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