Are you a bit of a perfectionist, I know I am, just a bit….. How does that sound, a bit too familiar maybe?

  1. Do you engage in self-criticism?
    • For instance, do you frequently berate yourself for making even minor mistakes?
  2. Have you ever found yourself pursuing perfection to an extreme degree?
    • Can you recall a situation where you were so fixated on achieving perfection that it became exhausting?
  3. Do you sometimes become inflexible in your thinking or actions due to your high standards?
    • Have you ever been in a situation where you were unwilling to compromise or adapt because you believed that your way, was the only correct one?
  4. Have you ever caught yourself being overly critical or judgmental of others?
    • Can you think of a time when you found yourself being excessively critical of someone else’s actions or choices?
  5. Do you tend to avoid relaxation or leisure activities because you believe you must meet your high standards first?
    • Have you avoided taking breaks or enjoying leisure activities until you met your standards of work or productivity?
  6. Do you find it challenging to accept compliments or praise from others?
    • Can you recall moments when someone complimented you, but you struggled to accept their praise, either dismissing it or thinking they didn’t truly mean it?
  7. Have you noticed a reliance on external validation to feel a sense of self-worth?
    • Have you ever sought approval or recognition from others as a way to validate your own sense of self-worth, relying on external sources for your self-esteem.

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