The definition of perfectionism is the tendency to set rigid high standards of performance of one's self and others, along with the inability to accept mistakes or imperfections in matters of personal appearance, care of the home, or work.
Perfectionism may be accompanied by an obsession of completeness, purity or goodness.
What a difficult existence that could be, if you're someone who is constantly striving for "the best of the best."
Dr. Jane Bluestein, author of The Perfection Deception: Why Trying to Be Perfect Is Sabotaging Your Relationships, Making You Sick, and Holding Your Happiness Hostage, joins Dr. Susanne to share why perfection can be a severe detriment to your life and happiness.
Dr. Jane also discusses how parents can encourage their kids' success without necessarily encouraging perfectionism.