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Perfectionism: psychological vulnerability factor

Perfectionism: psychological vulnerability factor

Fortunately there is more and more scientific research that associates the perfectionism as a factor of psychological vulnerability. Rather recently, perfectionism was seen as something positive and was reinforced from education, society, family level etc ...

For fifteen years, I see it under the suffering of people.

You may have been suffering for a long time, with anxiety problems, even with panic attacks and scared of the feelings you experience. OR You may have obsessions that you can only relieve with manias, or maybe your problem is with food, that you don't like it, that you are never satisfied. Have difficulties in social relationships. That you do not support the impatience, the frustration, that you do not handle your anger, that the changes scare you. Any of these symptoms can come from your perfectionism and if your discomfort does not disappear, it is because it is a consequence of this perfectionism and that in the treatment it is essential to work this.

Many people who come with problems, sometimes even psychosomatic (headaches, tension, digestive problems ...) understand that the reason for their discomfort is in harmful attitudes such as perfectionism.

At the beginning they have afraid to eliminate that perfectionism, because they believe that it is the one that has helped them to achieve their objectives, great error. If they have achieved things, it is due to their high capacity and IN spite of being perfectionists.

When you free yourself from perfectionism not only is it more effective (it eliminates post-random behaviors, blockages and indecision when making decisions) but also begins to enjoy life. Cognitive behavioral therapy works it.

Gabriela Lardiés