The Hidden Signs of Struggling with Perfectionism

The Hidden Signs of Struggling with Perfectionism

The Hidden Signs of Struggling with Perfectionism

Living with a narcissist can be a complex and draining experience, and it can leave long-lasting effPerfectionism can be a positive trait at times, but when taken to an extreme, it can become a dangerous burden to bear. Many people who struggle with perfectionism may not even realize they have a problem until it starts affecting their daily life. In this blog post, we will discuss the hidden signs of struggling with perfectionism and how it can be detrimental to your mental health and overall well-being.

You are never satisfied with your work

One of the most common signs of perfectionism is the constant need to achieve perfection in everything you do. You may find that no matter how much effort you put into something, it is never good enough for you. This can lead to feelings of disappointment, self-doubt, and low self-esteem.

Fear of failure

Another hidden sign of struggling with perfectionism is the fear of failure. You may avoid taking risks or trying new things because you are afraid of not being successful. You may have a tendency to set unrealistic expectations for yourself and become overly critical when things do not go as planned.

Overworking yourself

Perfectionism can also lead to overworking yourself. You may find that you have a difficult time taking breaks or taking time off because you feel the need to constantly be working towards your goals. This can lead to burnout and physical exhaustion, making it difficult to maintain a healthy work-life balance.

Hiding mistakes

People who struggle with perfectionism often have a difficult time admitting to their mistakes. You may feel embarrassed or ashamed when you make a mistake, so you try to hide it or pretend it did not happen. This can lead to feelings of guilt and shame, which can be detrimental to your mental health.

Impact on relationships

Finally, perfectionism can have a negative impact on your relationships. You may have a difficult time delegating tasks to others or trusting others to complete tasks to your standards. This can lead to feelings of isolation, as well as strained relationships with family members, friends, and coworkers.


In conclusion, perfectionism can be a toxic and harmful trait to have. If you find that you are struggling with any of these hidden signs, it may be time to seek professional help. At Orlando Thrive Therapy, we specialize in helping individuals overcome perfectionism and other mental health issues. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and start your journey towards a happier, healthier life.

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Heather Oller is the owner and founder of Orlando Thrive Therapy, Coaching, and Counseling. She is a licensed counselor and a family mediator who has over 23 years of dedicated work as a professional in the mental health field. Through her company's mission, she continues to pave the way for future therapists, and their clients, who want a higher quality of life....and who want to thrive, rather than just survive. You can contact Orlando Thrive Therapy at (407) 592-8997 for more information.