Hello My Name Is…

Hello my name is Kim and I am a perfectionist. Not a new realization, I’ve known this most of my life. In fact, it was one of those things I said proudly as I strive for perfection and required those around me to do likewise. An exercise that we did in a group I facilitated last year required us to list all our characteristics and all our flaws and to circle the ones that match. It was interesting to see if the labels we accept were misunderstood characteristics. One of my characteristics is perfectionism, but I never classified it as a flaw. I thought perfectionism as a good thing; a person always striving for the best. I realize now that it is can be a roadblock and that I am stuck behind it. Continue reading