Question: How does perfectionism ruin your life?

Toxic perfectionism can fill you with depression, anxiety, anger, insomnia, and OCD tendencies. These impossible high standards will eat away at you. Perfectionism can be good, but toxic perfectionism can slowly ruin your quality of life and affect relationships that are near and dear to you.

What are the effects of perfectionism?

In fact, when performed excessively, perfectionistic behavior can have an affect that is opposite of what the person intended. Perfectionists are more likely to experience decreased productivity, impaired health, troubled interpersonal relationships, and low self-esteem.

What is bad about being a perfectionist?

Perfectionists believe they can only be happy when they achieve perfection. But, because theyre rarely perfect, theyre rarely happy. Their constant worries about failing to meet their own impossible standards can lead to health problems such as depression, eating disorders, and anxiety.

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