Understanding The Roots of Perfectionism: Overcoming The Perfection Trap 21-8-18

by Jeffery Combs

  • What is a perfectionist?
  • Perfectionist beliefs
  • Where do perfectionist beliefs come from?
  • Pressure to perform for parent’s expectations
  • Defense against a chaotic, unpredictable or unsafe home
  • Highly critical, shaming, or abusive parents
  • Excessive praise for your accomplishments
  • Low self-esteem
  • Believing your self-worth is determined by your achievements
  • Black-and-white thinking
  • False sense of control
  • Procrastination
  • Intolerant of other’s mistakes in business and personal relationships
  • Living in disappointment
  • Changing your beliefs
  • Breaking free of the perfectionism trap
  • Producing and living in ease