Do you consider yourself to be a perfectionist?

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  1. CWanamaker profile image95
    CWanamakerposted 11 years ago

    Do you consider yourself to be a perfectionist?

  2. DonDWest profile image75
    DonDWestposted 11 years ago

    I used to be, until I realized that even perfection wasn't good enough for most people.

  3. kallini2010 profile image81
    kallini2010posted 11 years ago

    I am trying to stay as away as possible from people who are perfectionists - there is nothing more abominable than trying to be perfect.

    It is our imperfections that make us human and lovable.

    The human story does not always unfold like a mathematical calculation on the principle that two and two make four.  Sometimes in life they make five or minus three; and sometimes the blackboard topples down in the middle of the sum and leaves the class in disorder and the pedagogue with a black eye.  ~Winston Churchill

  4. Old Geezer profile image61
    Old Geezerposted 11 years ago

    I'm afraid not.  I've always admired people who could set out a task and then complete it to their satisfaction (perfection?).  However, my mind does not work that way.  Perhaps a less odious way of saying this is simply to admit that I  am, in truth, a slob.

    I am constantly multi-tasking and simultaneously doing several different things at the same time.  If I do seem to finish or accomplish something, it is mostly because I stumble on to it. 

    I truly believe, that for me, Chaos has a sort of symmetry and structure. I tend to drive a compulsive crazy, but that the way it is.  No, I do not consider myself to be a perfectionist.

  5. AmrilRadzman profile image71
    AmrilRadzmanposted 11 years ago

    more like procrastination + perfectionist, the moment you know you can't finish in time,. you stop doing it. lol

  6. duffsmom profile image61
    duffsmomposted 11 years ago

    I consider myself an non-practicing perfectionist................

  7. Claudin_Dayo profile image58
    Claudin_Dayoposted 11 years ago

    often but I quit being one because I always find my self frustrated with the outcome for there is really no such thing as perfect smile; everything is bound to have their own flaws.

  8. akuigla profile image60
    akuiglaposted 11 years ago

    Professionally,as a doctor, Im trying always to be perfect.
    Privately Im more relaxed and like fun,music,glass of good wine....

  9. profile image0
    wilbury4posted 11 years ago

    Yes I do, purfict at evrifing i do..

  10. Elizabeth99 profile image61
    Elizabeth99posted 11 years ago

    Some times I find myself doing the same task over and over again until I get it right, and most of the time I always settle for my best attempt. As with a lot of things in life I tend to only see what I make it in my mind and therefore am -and I regret to say- a bit picky when it comes to my life. I have all these idea's in my mind of what I want my life to be, but they are completely unrealistic, so most of the time I just give up, though I know I shouldn't. Good question smile

  11. moonfairy profile image78
    moonfairyposted 11 years ago

    Ugh, yes...and sometimes I can be my own worst enemy. I've gotten better in my old age smile and am able to let things go a little better than I used to, but there are times when I drive myself crazy with trying to get things just right. I married a man with a golden retriever...that settled me down a little because there's no way I can keep up with dog fur and nose marks on my windows, so I've relaxed just a tad.

  12. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image86
    Wesman Todd Shawposted 11 years ago

    No.  Perfectionism is anti productive.  Right now I have a hub rated at 99, but it goes up and down daily.  I think that my grammar and punctuation in that hub is horrific, so if I un published it to correct it, or worried about it too much - it wouldn't be getting all of the traffic that it is getting.

  13. sir_tallest profile image59
    sir_tallestposted 11 years ago

    not at all...i make a lot of mistakes and so i don't judge anybody who does...we are's expected

  14. Alison Rodriguez profile image59
    Alison Rodriguezposted 11 years ago

    Yes, and a perfectionist is not perfect.  I sometimes "fix" something until I break it.

  15. Michelle Barton profile image71
    Michelle Bartonposted 11 years ago

    I used to be until I realized that I was wasting so much time trying to have everything perfect that I was missing out on life. I have learned how to delegate and if something isn't done the way I would do it, I deal with it. I am much happier this way!

  16. TCM Specialist profile image61
    TCM Specialistposted 11 years ago

    Die hard perfectionist, until I realized I was happy being imperfect.

  17. cat on a soapbox profile image96
    cat on a soapboxposted 11 years ago

    Unfortunately, I am guilty!. I am finally learning to relax now that I've learned how counterproductive and stifling it can be. I would rather have this trait than the opposite one of sloppiness anyday!

  18. concacid profile image60
    concacidposted 11 years ago

    Mostly, yes!
    But, indeed, it's counter-productive. It cripples you, stops you, fixes you.. You look around after a while to realize that those who made mistakes and learned from them had a better chance of learning and getting more results.

    There's times, however, when it can be a good thing. Balance and good judgment are what you need!

  19. Danette Watt profile image83
    Danette Wattposted 11 years ago

    yes although I'm much much easier on myself than I was years ago. Now I'm a little more forgiving if things aren't perfect.


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