Is Your Perfectionism Helpful or Harmful?

By Leah Brignall

There are two types of perfectionists, maladaptive and adaptive. A maladaptive perfectionist has a hard time coping with mistakes or the possibility of making mistakes. This can negatively interfere with their motivation to try new things, along with their ability to perform everyday tasks and complete goals. On the other hand, an adaptive perfectionist can use realistic goals to boost productivity, learn, and grow. Check out the article, Successful Imperfection to find out which type of perfectionist you are.

As you learn more about your thought processes you can find solutions to perfectionistic problems. Often times perfectionism and anxiety are intertwined. Seeing a therapist and getting an outside perspective on your inner thoughts can be very helpful!