5 Signs You Could Be an Insecure Overachiever and How It Ruins Your Life

An insecure overachiever is someone who constantly strives to do better but never feels like they reach it. They tend to believe that their worth is based on their job, work or career. As a result, they are not confident in their achievements and crave praise to remind them that they…

20 Signs of a Narcissistic Perfectionist Who Is Poisoning Your Life

Psychological terms such as narcissism and perfectionist have been around for decades. We understand their character traits, even if we don’t possess them ourselves. But what happens when the two collide? Is there such a thing as a narcissistic perfectionist? And if so, what impact does it have on a…

7 Behaviors of the Perfectionist Personality That Are Self-Defeating

Do you know anyone with a perfectionist personality? Well, you might recognize them from their unique behavior. Those who have a perfectionist personality don’t necessarily have a positive view of themselves. Of course, this depends on whether we are speaking of adaptive or maladaptive perfectionism, which are two different forms…

Why Overcoming Perfectionism Can Be a Real Struggle (and How to Do It)

In a world where success is measured by excellence and perfection, it’s easy to see why some people become perfectionists. But living your life to these impossibly high standards is exhausting. So why do we find overcoming perfection so difficult? Before we talk about overcoming perfectionism, let’s start with what…

OCD and Perfectionism: What Is the Difference between the Two?

Obsessive-compulsive disorder or OCD and perfectionism have become common words that people use to describe themselves, but what is the difference between them? Both look very similar to a family member, friend, or coworker on the surface level. However, they are very different in the ways in which people are…