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    Quote Originally Posted by Kora View Post
    Yes, I am perfectionist... but also easily frustrated. So when perfection doesn't come quickly, I just let it go. I don't do a lot of things I'd like to just because I think I wouldn't do it right.
    I am that way too.
    I won't do something if I think I won't do it perfectly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kora View Post
    Yes, I am perfectionist... but also easily frustrated. So when perfection doesn't come quickly, I just let it go. I don't do a lot of things I'd like to just because I think I wouldn't do it right.
    RIGHT...me too. But I have learned that this perspective does not help you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Linguist View Post
    RIGHT...me too. But I have learned that this perspective does not help you.
    Exactly.
    And that's why I am thankful that I'm not as bad as I used to be.
    I have learned that there is such a thing as "good enough".
    I'm still working on it, but I've made a lot of progress.
    For instance, when vacuuming, sometimes I will move all the furniture
    and vacuum every nook and cranny,
    but other times I allow myself to say, THIS time, I'll just do a general cleaning
    in the middle of the floor, because it really needs it.
    Even though I don't have time to do it perfectly,
    it's still worth doing.

    Perfectionism, for me, has permeated every aspect of my thinking,
    and it has taken me years to accept "less" of myself.

    Because, you're right, perfectionism IS counter-productive.

    I have been jealous of people who have no thought or care about perfection.
    They just do things, and don't care if it's crooked, or imperfect,
    or if they mess up and make mistakes.

    But hey! At least they're doing things!
    There's got to be a happy medium.
    That's what I'm aiming for.

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    I would be anal about everything if I hadn't managed to overcome my OCD. My OCD is mostly manageable because I have mild ADHD as well. My mind is busy enough most of the time (I've been known to literally focus on two thoughts at once, only realizing I had done so moments later- usually I just have five low-priority thought-processes running in the background) for me to brush aside the drive of OCD. But goddammit if anyone moves my soap one more time I'm going to go insane!

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    Default Self-directed pickiness with a valid purpose.

    I'm exercise selective perfectionism. I won't show anyone my art, music, or writing until it is just how I want it, and even then I am insecure. Part of this comes from the desire to avoid criticism, since I am hypersensitive to it, and part of it comes from the desire to achieve the ideal of absolute connection through creative expression.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Linguist
    RIGHT...me too. But I have learned that this perspective does not help you.
    True, it won't help at all. I'd like to overcome that, but... it's just so hard.

    Quote Originally Posted by INTJMom
    Exactly.
    And that's why I am thankful that I'm not as bad as I used to be.
    I have learned that there is such a thing as "good enough".
    I'm still working on it, but I've made a lot of progress.
    For instance, when vacuuming, sometimes I will move all the furniture
    and vacuum every nook and cranny,
    but other times I allow myself to say, THIS time, I'll just do a general cleaning
    in the middle of the floor, because it really needs it.
    Even though I don't have time to do it perfectly,
    it's still worth doing.
    Which reminds me that I never put in order my room just because I'll never make it look 'perfect'.

    Quote Originally Posted by INTJMom
    I have been jealous of people who have no thought or care about perfection.
    They just do things, and don't care if it's crooked, or imperfect,
    or if they mess up and make mistakes.
    I feel that too. I hate when my classmates present their homework messily. A lot of times I didn't present my homework just because it looked... ugly? to me.

    Quote Originally Posted by Snail
    I won't show anyone my art, music, or writing until it is just how I want it, and even then I am insecure.
    Uh, I like to draw but... when it comes to showing people what I do, it's hard. I don't know how can I even have an DeviantArt account.

    (Gee, even now I'm previewing this just for making sure it looks 'good')

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    I am and it sometimes makes me appear as a J
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    must put pencils in order on desk, no pattern, no shape, colours dont match the rainbow, must put pencils in order on desk
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    perhaps it has something to do with the introverted judging functions, being so self critical and all..?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bay View Post
    perhaps it has something to do with the introverted judging functions, being so self critical and all..?
    Nah, its the colors they just wont match !!!
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