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Idiot's Guides: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy by Eileen Bailey, Dr. Jayme Albin

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CHAPTER12

Overcoming Perfectionism

In This Chapter

  • Understanding the need to be perfect
  • Identifying perfectionist behaviors
  • How to stop seeing the world in black and white
  • How perfectionism can cause procrastination

Striving for excellence is an admirable trait. It propels you to do your best. But there is a fine line between striving for excellence and the need to be perfect. In this chapter you will learn what perfectionism is, how it can negatively impact your life, and strategies to lessen your expectations while still trying to do your best.

Defining Perfectionism

Perfectionism is placing pressure on yourself to meet exceedingly high standards. ...

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