There are two common time wasters in the work place. Those who are procrastinators and those who are perfectionists. For those of us who fall in the middle working with both of these types can be a struggle. Today we are going to look at some reasons why people may be perfectionist.
Perfectionist – A person who refuses to accept any standard short of perfection.
For these people good is just not good enough. Their standards are very high, possibly too high to reach, and they become discouraged and depresses. Their perfectionism can keep them from being productive because they take so much time trying to get each task just right in their mind.
Why do some people need to do everything perfectly?
- They enjoy it. As much as it can drive them crazy they thrive on being perfect.
- They dread and fear failure (at least failure in their eyes) so they keep working at, whatever it is, until it is perfect.
- They have a reputation of being a perfectionist so they need to continually live up to it.
An amazing fact about the serious perfectionist is their fear of not doing things perfectly, can lead to them putting things off and many times do not complete their tasks, thus they become procrastinators.
We all like to do our best, but when we become more focused on being perfect than being productive at work we might want to rethink things or our boss might do it for us.