Even when we’d readily be forgiven, some of us can’t admit to messing up or doing something wrong. What’s the deal?
“Perfectionists are their own worst critics—good enough is never enough."
While we often think of perfectionism as a positive quality, research suggests the personality trait can lead to violence and abusive behavior when it's combined with a certain type of narcissism.
We talked with the Swedish-born photo artist, who avoids CGI or "faking it" in Photoshop when creating fantastical worlds.
Perfectionism affects every aspect of my life. It tells me: "No matter what happened in the past, you can validate it now by being perfect." Every mistake I make festers in my being, compounding my misery.