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When the pursuit of success turns toxic Perfectionism in OCD: When the pursuit of success turns toxic Perfectionism is likely to be helpful in moderation but increasingly problematic when taken to extremes. First, there is the adaptive perfectionist.
This person is intelligent, hard-working, dependable, and passionate about meeting or beating deadlines. However, not every perfectionist resembles this prototype. There is another type of perfectionism that might be affecting you or someone you know.
Similar to the adaptive perfectionist, the maladaptive perfectionist is likely to be intelligent and articulate. He or she has very high standards and feels passionately about the importance of hard work. Yet in contrast to the adaptive perfectionist, the maladaptive perfectionist often misses deadlines and fails to deliver an exceptional work product or, in some cases, any work at all.
He or she might even be considered lazy or irresponsible by others. How is this possible? The maladaptive perfectionist often gets stuck in repeating tasks and has difficulty finishing projects.
He or she may repeatedly recheck or revise their work. This intellectual paralysis may lead to complete avoidance, and this avoidance often becomes chronic and difficult to change.
For some individuals, maladaptive perfectionism is actually obsessive-compulsive disorder OCD. This can be frustrating and depressing for sufferers. These parents fail to recognize that their kids have OCD. You check and recheck your work repeatedly for typos, misspellings, and errors.
You worry about what might happen if you accidentally overlook a mistake. You avoid checking for mistakes at all, because if you found one, it might cause you to check repeatedly.
You avoid reading at all, because it feels stressful, exhausting, and punishing. This might apply to writing papers, composing emails, or doing homework. You spend more time preparing for projects organizing yourself, gathering resources, doing background research than you do working on projects.
You spend so much time searching for the perfect topic that you never get started on the project itself. You habitually miss deadlines because you underestimate the amount of time and effort needed to complete projects. To compensate for this, you take excessive notes. Learn to challenge your maladaptive perfectionism through cognitive-behavioral therapy CBT.
Enlist the help of a therapist or try one of our social media based exposures for perfectionism on your own. Remember that although OCD is a neurobiological conditionbehavioral treatments like ERP can actually change your underlying biology.At the same time my OCD makes me slow down to get the sizing and spacing perfect (and I erase like 20 times to make it perfect).
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encouraging careful and neat handwriting 4/4(28). it's just a phase. she'll over it before you know it. i did that for a little bit as a kid. Everything on my paper had to be perfect.
I would do almost everything with a ruler and take forever to write out numbers and letters. Just as quickly as it came on was as quickly as it went away.
There needs to be more symptoms for an OCD diagnosis. But the truth is, there’s no “look” to having OCD — because despite what popular culture would have you believe, it’s not just about the compulsions but also the thought processes behind these actions, the invisible part of the story you can’t see from stereotypical depictions of OCD.
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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a disorder characterized by two components: Handwriting OCD HELP For as long as I can remember, I have been extremely OCD about my handwriting and its appearance. I can remember back to as young as being in the second grade and having this obsession with it.
The intensity of my OCD over the .