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  • March 5, 2018 at 7:25 pm

    The description sounds more like impatience or frustration or competitiveness than perfectionism. I think a lot of people confuse perfectionism with competitiveness. I think it’s safe to say that most people find me a bit of a perfectionist. I’m always fussing, always tweaking; however, I’m not competitive with anyone. I simply think that I can always improve, I can always do better. I can’t say how much I’m pleasing. I can say that I am definitely not performing, but I can say I am almost always perfecting. Perhaps I am incorrect but I see true perfecttionism as an internal not an external process. You can compete with others but can only perfect yourself.

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