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I will post the highlights of my sister's visit home at some point, but I just felt like sharing something I found a while ago and which applies all too much to me.

"Procrastination is a complex problem affecting many perfectionists. The fear of being imperfect and the dread of not living up to one's own and others expectations can cause overwhelming feelings leading to profound procrastination. Putting it off until the absolute last second is a painful avoidance tactic employed by perfectionists.

Related to the procrastination of the perfectionist is the fear-of- failure syndrome. Apathy can result from perfectionism when a person knows he or she will never measure up one hundred percent. It may be better to delay taking action or take no action at all than to risk failure. Further related to the fear-of-failure syndrome is paralysed perfectionism. According to Adderholt-Elliot (1989 p. 20) paralysed perfectionists are so afraid of being wrong that instead of taking chances, they resort to complete inertia. They may also have problems with decision making, searching for the one perfect solution to a situation rather than choosing from a variety "less perfect" possibilities."

I always called it being a 'frustrated perfectionist' instead of a 'paralyzed perfectionist' but it's the same thing.


Anyway, just wanted to share :-) Now I'm heading to bed. Later, all!

a quote....

Mar. 8th, 2006 10:58 pm
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Found this on some random person's LJ and thought it was cute.

"Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away."
- Philip K. Dick


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