Well, hello anxiety with Dr Jodi Richardson
84. Perfectionism & anxiety w/ Dr Clarissa Ong, Postdoctoral Associate at the Centre for Anxiety & Related Disorders at Boston University
Brene Brown tells us that perfectionism is not the same as striving to be your best, healthy achievement and growth. Though some view it as a positive trait it’s actually debilitating in two main ways; an insatiable drive to meet unrealistic standards often spending way too long on unnecessary detail and prioritising the end product over the learning process, or feeling so pressured to achieve an unreachable standard that procrastination sets in and nothing gets done. In this episode Dr Clarissa Ong explains the double edged sword of perfectionism, the costs of rigidity over flexibility and what we can all do to operate differently, or support young people to let perfectionism go.
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