The root of perfectionism is believing your self-worth is based on your achievements. Perfectionism is often present when some combination of these factors exist: Rigid, high parental expectations Highly critical, shaming or abusive parents Excessive.
Perfectionism has many negative effects on us, on our bodies and on our minds. The desperate drive to be perfect in everything we do damages our lives at best and kills us from stress at worst. Here are six ways your perfectionism is hurting you.