People frequently boast that they are perfectionists in public. “I’m a perfectionist; I can’t help it,”
It should come as no surprise that doing things well makes us all happy. It helps us feel special or different. Being a perfectionist appears ideal on the surface. In addition to having an excellent eye for detail, you are constantly willing to push yourself to accomplish the next big thing or a feat no one has ever done before.
Perfectionists actually play a losing game, it’s true.
But having a perfectionism complex has drawbacks. You won’t notice these drawbacks until you stand back and consider how your perfectionism has helped you in the past.