The pressure of perfection: five women tell their stories
Do you look at other people’s lives and compare them to your own? Does this make you question whether you are smart, fit or happy enough?
If so, then you may be a perfectionist. Writing for the Guardian earlier this year, clinical psychologist Linda Blair described a perfectionist as a person: “who strives for flawlessness, for a perfect creation, outcome or performance ... They find it difficult to delegate, even if that means neglecting their health, relationships and wellbeing in pursuit of a ‘perfect’ outcome.”
According to some studies, this is something that largely affects women. A... read more