Perfectionism

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Self defeating
thoughts and
behaviours
aimed at reaching
excessively high,
unrealistic goals.
Often feeling like what I accomplish
is never good enough
Often putting off handing in papers,
waiting to get them just right
Feeling that I need to give more than
100% on everything I do or else
I will be mediocre or even a failure
Believe that
to get approval
“I must excel”
Set unrealistic
goals
Strive and overwork
but struggle to meet
unreachable targets
Want to be
approved of
Become less
and less effective
Become self critical
and demanding
Feel anxious
and inadequate
Believe that
to get approval
“I must excel”
Set unrealistic
goals
Strive and overwork
but struggle to meet
unreachable targets
Want to be
approved of
Become less
and less effective
Become self critical
and demanding
Feel anxious
and inadequate
ANXIETY
Feel increasingly
inadequate and down
Anxiety becomes
unbearable
Avoid source of
anxiety, put off
and procrastinate
Never satisfied
with yourself
Believe that
to get approval
“I must excel”
Set unrealistic
goals
Strive and overwork
but struggle to meet
unreachable targets
Want to be
approved of
Become less
and less effective
Become self critical
and demanding
Feel anxious
and inadequate
Feel
mediocre
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