Evidence based treatment for perfectionism includes exposure with response prevention, acceptance and commitment therapy, DBT skills, and self-compassion.
Perfectionism is often seen as a good thing, but what happens when the costs outweigh the benefits? When you start to procrastinate and avoid due to a fear of making mistakes? When you can't stop mentally reviewing a situation where you thought you may have said or done something "wrong?"
Problematic perfectionism can be considered an obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorder. Problematic perfectionistic behaviors are typically motivated by fears of making mistakes and fears/beliefs that one is "not good enough." One little mistake can result in a whole lot of self-shaming. Taking on tasks can seem overwhelming, due to self-imposed expectations, resulting in avoidance, then self-criticism for the avoidant behavior. Perfectionism can also include behaviors of overcontrol, including rehearsing conversations, working excessively, checking and rechecking work, mentally reviewing, and asking for reassurance.
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