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Healthy Perfectionism

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(and do extremely well, obviously)

Remember when you learned that there are healthy types of fat, that napping makes you more productive, and that there are safe types of sun exposure? The new research on perfectionism is like that.

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The 6 Factors Used To Test Perfectionism

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Researchers create a test for perfectionists to test their perfectionism -- Everyone gets an A+

Julia Child, Barbara Bush, Sylvia Plath, Nancy Regan – were they all perfectionists?  I have no idea, but they did all attend Smith, a top-ranked all-women’s college where Dr. Randy Frost studies perfectionism amidst the top-ranked, all-women students. Dr. Frost’s research team set out to rate the intensity of six distinctly identified aspects of perfectionism. 

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Just FYI: Nobody’s Home is Clean All the Time

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Yep, it’s true.  You’re not the only one. Everyone has that one counter in their home where random artifacts from the day unintentionally collect, or the one chair or sofa that clean clothes get piled upon.  What many people also have is the idea that ‘real grown ups’ keep perfectly tidy homes. They don’t.

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