Too Perfect: When Being in Control Gets Out of Control

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For many of us, perfectionism can bring life's most desired rewards. But when the obsessive need for perfection and control gets in the way of our professional and emotional lives, the cost becomes too high. Although many of us appear cool and confident on the outside, inside we are in emotional turmoil, trying to satisfy everyone, attempting to direct the future, and feeling that we are failing.
In TOO PERFECT, Dr. Allan Mallinger draws on twenty years of research and ...
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For many of us, perfectionism can bring life's most desired rewards. But when the obsessive need for perfection and control gets in the way of our professional and emotional lives, the cost becomes too high. Although many of us appear cool and confident on the outside, inside we are in emotional turmoil, trying to satisfy everyone, attempting to direct the future, and feeling that we are failing.
In TOO PERFECT, Dr. Allan Mallinger draws on twenty years of research and observations from his private practice to show how perfectionism can sap energy, complicate even the simplest decisions, and take the enjoyment out of life. For workaholics or neat freaks, for anyone who fears change or making mistakes, needs rigid rules, is excessively frugal or obstinate, TOO PERFECT offers revealing self-tests, fascinating case histories, and practical strategies to help us overcome obsessiveness and reclaim our right to happiness.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780449908006
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 6/28/1993
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 140,327
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.45 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 21, 2011

    Best Book on the Subject

    I read more than a dozen books on perfectionism, but this is the one that I found the most descriptive so that I could find myself in it, and the most transforming.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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