In today’s episode, Avery, Lucy, and Jamie discuss perfectionism—the need to appear or be perfect. We discuss the various ways that perfectionism manifests as a trait and in behaviors, share some of our own tendencies towards perfectionism, provide examples of perfectionism across the lifespan and in various activities, and discuss the downfalls and mental health consequences of perfectionism.
Do try this at home:
- Be intentional about doing an activity “half-assed.”
- Practice engaging in activities for joy and connection.
- Try new things and have a “beginner’s mindset” stance.