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How does stress affect a perfectionist?

Alice Domar
Psychology
Perfectionists struggle tremendously with stress, which is indelibly linked to feelings of sadness, frustration, disappointment, and depression. Perfectionists have unrealistic expectations about stress -- they think that if they work hard enough to find “perfect” solutions to their problems, all of their stress will disappear. To a perfectionist, stress is a sign of failure.
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