Did you know that being a perfectionist is a sign of low self-esteem? You might think that it’s all about being the best at what you do, but the truth is, it’s more about feelings of not being perfect. When you have low self-esteem, perfectionism can be a shield you use to protect yourself – by having to be perfect, you give yourself permission to not feel bad when you’re not perfect.
Confusing, isn’t it? What most people see as a positive trait is really the avoidance of something negative.