Perfectionism is self-abuse of the highest order!!

Perils of perfectionism link

In their book Letting Go of Perfect, Adelson & Wilson identify five types of perfectionist gifted kids:

The Academic Achiever: I’ll get 100 or die trying
Aggravated Accuracy Assessors: I’ll do it over and over and over. White out was made for me!
Risk evaders: I won’t try because I think I might fail
Controlling Image Managers: It’s not that I can’t – I just don’t want to
Procrastinating Perfectionists: I won’t turn it in because it’s not really a zero if I chose not to do it

Do you recognize yourself or anyone you know?? Visit Lisa Van Gemert's wonderful site, Gifted to learn more about the Perils of Perfectionism and other pressing topics for gifted students, as well as for their families and teachers.

Failing is nothing
getting up after you fall and trying again is everything

- Eric Jensen 

FAIL Forward - and make a beautiful mess of it all!


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