The Pitfalls of Perfectionism

The Pitfalls of Perfectionism

How perfectionism undermines achievement in the modern world—and other meditations on striving for a life with no mistakes.

Superwoman Is a Fictional Character

Why women shouldn't expect themselves to be perfect.

Forget Your Perfect Offering

Words of healing for perfectionists.

On the Benefits of Failure

Failure is nothing to be ashamed of!

Are You Embarrassed?

Embarrassment stems from unrealistic expectations and negative self-judgment.

Is Your Work "Good Enough"?

Try these when your inner critic keeps you from moving forward.

Why Do We Backseat Drive? A Brain Perspective

Anterior cingulate cortex could drive the impulse to backseat drive.

Seeking Your “Ideal” Self in Cosmetic Surgery

Be careful before you trade in your “real” self for an “ideal”

The Vicious Triangle of Perfectionism, Anxiety, and Depression

4 Tips for conquering perfectionistic procrastination paralysis.

Imperfectly Happy

Embracing imperfection

Maybe You Only Need to Be Good at One Thing

I have a problem with GPA and other overall evaluations

The Romance of College Graduation

Recent grads can get trapped in the quest for perfection if they're not careful.

Do You Experience "Fear of Missing Out" at Midlife?

What have you missed out on, and what are you now facing in the future?

Struggling with Scrupulosity

Faith is never enough for religious OCD

Raising “Star” Children: The Pressure May Be Too Great

China sends a strong message to all parents.

Want Marriage Problems? Expect Your Spouse to Be Perfect

6 reasons why you may sometimes get too critical, and what you can do to change

Do you have BDD (body dysmorphic disorder)?

Changes in the DSM-5 may change your diagnosis

The American Nightmare

Why aren't we happy living the American Dream?

Jessica Anya Blau: The Word That Changed my Life

The power of learning to say "no."

Why You Should Make Mistakes on Purpose

We can confront our fears by making mistakes intentionally.

What Flavor of Perfectionist Are You? It Matters!

Perfectionism comes in at least two flavors.

Can Perfectionism Lead You to Overeat?

An unexpected consequence of perfectionism: binge eating