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How Perfectionists can Quit Self-Criticism

How Perfectionists can Quit Self-Criticism

When perfectionists don’t live up to their unrealistic expectations, harsh self-criticism often follows. World-renowned philosophical counselor Elliot Cohen gives guidance on silencing the inner-critic.

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How do I convince my inner child that I am not entitled to get a 100% fair life, that not everyone has to SEE and validate me, that I DO have the capability to feel safe without constantly having to FORCE reality into something that needs to be safer?
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Any tips on helping perfectionists who express difficulty understanding why anyone wouldn't seek to work to the highest level possible - believing it doesn't make sense to lower their standards to do an "average" job - perceiving it as lazy?
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How often do perfectionists also have a psychological disorder?
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What is your definition of perfectionism, and what are the signs to look for? Is it more about low self-esteem and earning approval than trying to be your best?
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What CBT and LBT tools are most helpful for the treatment of perfectionism?
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Is there a relationship between perfectionism and performance?
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What is Logic-Based Therapy (LBT) and how is it different to REBT?
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