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Perfectionists

ICYMI: The Rise Of Trigger Warnings And What An Empty Inbox Says About Your Personality

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 10.24.2015 | Healthy Living

ICYMI Health features what we're reading this week. This week, we read everything we could get our hands on about human behavior, including an ess...

You Don't Want To Be This Type Of Perfectionist

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 05.22.2015 | Science

It's one thing to expect the best from yourself. But it's a completely different thing to expect the best from everyone around you. Perfectionists,...

On Finally Breaking Free From Paralyzing Perfectionism

Rebecca Strong | Posted 06.14.2015 | Women
Rebecca Strong

People like to idealize perfectionism. They convey it as an endearing quirk, a Woody Allen-esque neurosis. But here's the thing: Striving for excellence and setting unrealistic expectations for yourself are very different things.

Katy Hall

The One Answer You Should Never Give In An Interview

HuffingtonPost.com | Katy Hall | Posted 10.10.2014 | Business

Many of us have been there: You're in an interview, doing fairly well, when the interviewer asks you that dreaded question: "What's your biggest we...

This Hawk Has Been 'Protecting' Wimbledon From Pigeons

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 06.24.2014 | Sports

Wimbledon is the perfect place for crowds of people to gather for a sporting event, but some of our feathered friends (pigeons, ahem ahem) have other ...

Owning Imperfection

Joanne Heyman | Posted 05.21.2015 | Business
Joanne Heyman

Our allergy to risking and potentially failing, all the while worshiping at the altar of perfection, may actually be hindering our health, happiness and achievement.

Confessions Of A Recovering Perfectionist

Dawn Gluskin | Posted 08.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Dawn Gluskin

Perfectionism is a way of closing off and controlling things. It may look pretty on the outside but in reality it's cold, isolated and dark. It's the cracks that let the light in, anyway. So, go on and ease up a bit. Let some light in and shine on!

Are You A Perfectionist? Relax -- Here's How To Give Yourself A Break

Posted 06.02.2013 | Healthy Living

By Danielle Hark for YouBeauty Perfection is impossible by sheer definition. Yet we strive for it and berate ourselves when we fall short. It's oka...

5 Reasons It's OK To Be A Little High-Strung

Posted 02.15.2013 | Teen

High school can be really stressful -- to say the least. Our weekly "Hey, It's OK!" series is here to remind you of all things you SHOULDN'T be worrie...

The 5 Keys to the Death of Perfect

Dr. Randy Kamen | Posted 04.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Randy Kamen

Repeating the affirmation "progress, not perfection" will help you to create an attitudinal shift that will better equip you to accept your own limitations as well as those of your family members, friends, and coworkers.

How Our Obsession With Perfections Makes Us So Imperfect

Merissa Bury | Posted 03.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Merissa Bury

This idea of perfection -- no flaws, no issues, no problems -- seems to infiltrate all our lives at one time or another. And like the yearning for perfection in the workplace, we also yearn for perfection in other aspects of our lives.

3 Magic Tips To Experience Your Perfect Life

Russell Bishop | Posted 02.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

The main challenge with perfection is that perfection almost always lies just out of reach, sort of the impossible dream that can't be had. Indeed, perfection cannot be had, at least now how you might typically think about it; however, it can be experienced.

Do You Have The 'Disease' That Makes You Self-Sabotoge? (QUIZ)

Eli Davidson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Eli Davidson

You impair your normal state--the healthy, joyous expression of the true you--and impair your life when you try to push yourself to be perfect. Just like any ailment, perfectionism is destructive and it needs treatment.