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Perfectionist Predicament: How to Curb Your Expectations and Learn to Live with Foibles, Flaws, and Failings in the Real World
     

Perfectionist Predicament: How to Curb Your Expectations and Learn to Live with Foibles, Flaws, and Failings in the Real World

by Miriam Elliott, Susan Meltsner
 

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Chronic dissatisfaction with oneself and others haunts perfectionists, whose obsessive behavior also visits misery on their employees or colleagues, family and friends, according to psychologists Elliott, a University of North Carolina professor, and Meltsner ( ISD: Inhibited Sexual Desire ). Contrasting seekers of excellence with perfectionists, the authors trace the latter group's compulsions to childhood roots and explain how their performance, self-image, relationships and morality are affected. The authors include self-tests, 14 reasons to ``stop trying so hard'' and other features typical of ``addiction'' self-help books. However, they also offer sensible advice to job-hunters whose excessive attention to form and detail may be self-defeating. Useful, too, are their recommendations that perfectionists attempt therapy and attend support groups, and their ``survival strategies'' for those who live or work with them. Author tour. (Aug.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780688090456
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
08/28/1991
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
256

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