The dangerous downsides of perfectionism - BBC Future


I’ve always regarded myself as a perfectionist, and as I’ve recently started exploring this trait in my CBT sessions I can see that it isn’t necessarily helpful. Having read this article I would say I hold aspects of both the adaptive and maladaptive perfectionist types and was a helpful read in why I can get myself into an anxious state, and where setting unatainable goals can dramatically affect my mental health.