It is impossible to feel successful when good enough is never good enough. Perfectionism is not a formal diagnosis, and it often accompanies other disorders such as obsessive-compulsive disorder, obsessive-compulsive personality disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, major depressive disorder and social phobia. In your home life, work life, and family life it is often impossible to know what is the best possible solution or outcome. Perfectionists agonize over what the optimal solution is in their lives. They always believe they are falling short and this erodes their confidence, efficiency, and makes them settle on less optimal solutions. Trying to pursue the optimum solution can prevent you from enjoying your life, being flexible, and realizing your true worth.

People with perfectionism find themselves never believing the compliments of others due to their narrow focus on success. Constantly falling short of your standards creates a sense of isolation. Perfectionists rarely extend the care, compassion and nurturance that they extend to others to themselves. Learning to accept outcomes, extend compassion to yourself, and resolve self-criticism can be powerful tools for overcoming perfectionism.

Treatment at Thriving Point includes evidence-based techniques designed to allow you to continue to pursue excellence while acknowledging your worth.