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Are you a perfectionist?

What’s negative perfectionism?

Negative perfectionism is the tendency of never seeing ourselves and our work as good enough, usually comparing it to some external subject (say, a colleague or a celebrity) or to some idealised standard.

How can you cope with perfectionism?

Take it easy! We are sometimes our harshest judge and we lack vision on the big picture, as we focus too much on the end result. Be gentle with yourself and don’t listen to your inner critic too much.

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I’m an Italian freelance translator living in France. I write about freelancing, entrepreneurship, self-improvement, language, life in general.

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Paolo Defraia

I’m an Italian freelance translator living in France. I write about freelancing, entrepreneurship, self-improvement, language, life in general.