Perfectionism

How to Spot If You Are a Perfectionist

Jayne Morris | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jayne Morris

When high expectations are held of us from an early age we can start to nurture an internal drive to meet the standards set for us and feel chronically unhappy or dissatisfied if we don't achieve the level of success we set out to accomplish. This develops into perfectionism in adulthood and results in the relentless quest for excellence.

How to Beat Perfectionism... and be the Best!

Andrew Cunningham | Posted 06.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Cunningham

For some perfectionism is an internal wasteland where all positives are ignored and life is like wading through treacle. For others perfectionism makes the outside world never enough and disappointment poisons most activities and relationships. Perfectionists walk a tightrope where impending disaster is held at bay with extreme effort.

Are Your Perfectionist Ways Holding You Back?

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 30.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Sometimes we need to be called out on really obvious behaviours that are getting us nowhere. And, surprisingly, perfectionism is one of them. When ...

This Is What Happens When You Do Too Much...

Emma Brooke | Posted 06.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Brooke

These are the people who walk in to street lights because they're writing that oh-so-important-if-I-don't-send-it-right-now-the-whole-world-will-come-crashing-down-and-I'll-spend-the-rest-of-me-life-eating-beans-on-toast-for-dinner email on their phone and not looking where they're going.

Love over 50, an Implement of Torture, Perfection Exists

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha van Dalen

write as a middle -aged woman and one who is quite delighted to be on the cusp of fading away into the sunset. Once the menopause has passed we feel a pang of sadness at the lost opportunity to ever have kids but we look back with clear lenses instead of rose-tinted ones.

Women in Leadership: Is Perfectionism Holding You Back?

Neela Bettridge | Posted 27.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Neela Bettridge

A lot of women are perfectionists, and in some situations, it's a real plus. Perfectionists aim high and strive to give of their best. More often than not, they get whatever they are doing right. But at what cost?

Revisiting the Moon Under Water: The Perfect Pub

Nicholas Cooper | Posted 18.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Nicholas Cooper

I've always believed that a pub which can offer me a quality beer that I've never heard of is onto a good start, and anywhere I can walk in and see something on draught that surprises me is doing even better. Anywhere offering a combination of Carlsberg, Carling and Strongbow and not much else is simply not going to cut it.

The Manipulative Mother

Louisa Leontiades | Posted 30.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Louisa Leontiades

When I tell people I have had three scholarships in my life, 2 academic and 1 music they are impressed. When I tell them I studied piano for 12 years but stopped short of Grade 8 (the highest grade), they are impressed. When I say I won every form prize in my junior school, won competitions for speech and drama, poetry reading, the bishop chorister's award and played the lead 'Alice' in Alice in Wonderland, all before the age of 11, they ask me why I don't do any of it now? But of course I don't normally tell anyone these things. Because I didn't win them. My mother did.