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How Perfectionism Affects Your (Mental) Health

Don't be overruled by toxic perfectionism

Sure, saying you're a perfectionist may sound good in a job interview, but does striving for perfection make you feel good about yourself? Studies show that constantly chasing the specter of perfection may seriously harm your mental health and well-being. In this (imperfect) article, we explore the dangers of aiming to be perfect.

Before starting to write this article, I stared at my computer screen for around half an hour feeling overwhelmed by the countless open tabs in my browser, each of them showcasing a crucial piece of research that I absolutely had to include in this comprehensive feature.

Luckily, I've undergone enough therapy in my life to be able to recognize this paralyzing feeling for what it is: toxic perfectionism.

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