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HUMANS 101

Perfectionism Is Anxiety Masquerading as Discipline

Why it’s time to stop fetishizing achievement-oriented pathology

Photo: Klaus Vedfelt/Getty Images

As a recovering perfectionist, I feel the need to call a spade a spade — perfectionism isn’t a virtue. Somewhere along the line, we put it on the cultural pedestal and never looked back. Average achievers and procrastinators…

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Mollie Birney, M.A.

Mollie Birney, M.A.

Clinical Coach in private practice — life coaching with an eye towards mental health. @molliebirney www.molliebirney.com