Perfectionism, on the other hand, can be dangerous.
Take job seekers. I’ve seen too many people expect themselves to have the perfect resume, be the perfect networker, interviewer, etc., and when they have trouble achieving perfection they end up taking on a defeatist attitude before things even get off the ground!
1. Allow yourself to be wrong in front of others. I think the key word here is “allow” – perfectionists usually don’t allow any slips at all!
2. Be a hard worker rather than a perfectionist. And yes, there is a difference.
3. Spend your energy making yourself likeable.
I recommend you read the article for more details on each of the above three action points.
How about you? Any perfectionists out there who care to share how they overcame their tendencies?