When Perfect Isn't Good Enough: Strategies for Coping with Perfectionism, Second Edition

  • 8h 55m 33s
  • Martin M. Antony PhD, Richard P. Swinson MD
  • Recorded Books, Inc.
  • 2021

It's only natural to want to avoid making mistakes, but imperfection is a part of being human. And while perfectionists are often praised for their abilities, being constantly anxious about details can hold you back and keep you from reaching your full potential.

In this fully revised and updated second edition of When Perfect Isn't Good Enough, you'll discover the root cause of your perfectionism, explore the impact of perfectionism on your life, and find new, proven-effective coping skills to help you overcome your anxiety about making mistakes. This guide also includes tips for dealing with other perfectionists and discussions about how perfectionism is linked to worry, depression, anger, social anxiety, and body image. As you complete the exercises in this book, you'll find it easier and easier to keep worries at bay and enjoy life - imperfections and all.

In this Audiobook

  • Chapter 1 - What is Perfectionism?
  • Chapter 2 - The Impact of Perfectionism
  • Chapter 3 - Perfectionism and Thoughts
  • Chapter 4 - Perfectionism and Behavior
  • Chapter 5 - Measuring Your Perfectionism
  • Chapter 6 - Developing a Plan for Change
  • Chapter 7 - Changing Perfectionistic Thoughts
  • Chapter 8 - Changing Perfectionistic Behaviors
  • Chapter 9 - Accepting Imperfection
  • Chapter 10 - Perfectionism and Depression
  • Chapter 11 - Perfectionism and Anger
  • Chapter 12 - Perfectionism and Social Anxiety
  • Chapter 13 - Perfectionism and Worry
  • Chapter 14 - Perfectionism and Obsessive-Compulsive Behavior
  • Chapter 15 - Perfectionism, Dieting, and Body Image
  • Chapter 16 - Preventing Perfectionism from Returning


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