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The 6 Most Popular Perfectionism Posts from Happily Imperfect

Top Perfectionism Posts of 2015

I started writing the Happily Imperfect blog for Psych Central in September of this year. It’s been such a great experience and I want to thank all of you, my readers. I am so happy to share my passion for overcoming perfectionism!

My goal in writing Happily Imperfect is to share helpful information, pose thoughtful questions, and create a community of like-minded folks interested in personal growth.

The blog primarily focuses on:

  • understanding and overcoming perfectionism
  • setting healthy boundaries
  • decreasing our need to please others
  • improving our ability to tolerate criticism
  • treating ourselves with more compassion
  • practicing assertiveness
  • improving self-worth
  • less 0ver-thinking, overwhelm and anxiety
  • balancing work and fun (productivity, procrastination, relaxation)

These were my 6 most popular posts (based on page views) on these topics. They might be worth a second look!


What Causes Perfectionism?What Causes Perfectionism?


Overcoming Perfectionism 10 Proven Tips for Overcoming Perfectionism

6 Big Problems with People Pleasing

6 Big Problems with People-Pleasing and How to Fix Them


The 5 Real Reaons You Procrastinate

The 5 Real Reasons You Procrastinate


The 6 Best Tips to Deal with Criticism

The 6 Best Ways to Deal with Criticism

Signs You're an Overthinker #anxiety #overthinking #perfectionism

Signs You are an Overthinker

Which post was your favorite?

I will be planning posts for 2016, so if you have a question related to one of the themes listed above, put it in the comments and I will try to address it. Again, thank you for reading and best wishes for the new year!


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The 6 Most Popular Perfectionism Posts from Happily Imperfect

Sharon Martin, LCSW

Sharon Martin is an emotional wellness speaker, writer, and licensed psychotherapist. Her San Jose based practice specializes in helping over-stressed, high achieving adults and teens learn to embrace their imperfections and grow happiness. Her personal journey of overcoming perfectionism and people-pleasing traits, inspired her passion for this work. Sharon is the author of The CBT Workbook for Perfectionism: Evidence-Based Skills to Help You Let Go of Self-Criticism, Build Self-Esteem, and Find Balance and several ebooks including Setting Boundaries Without Guilt: A Workbook to Move You From Doormat to Empowerment. Sharon also enjoys teaching blogging and writing classes for therapists. You can find her on Twitter, instagram, and her website.

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Martin, S. (2015). The 6 Most Popular Perfectionism Posts from Happily Imperfect. Psych Central. Retrieved on March 20, 2019, from


Last updated: 17 Dec 2015
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 17 Dec 2015
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