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Perfectionism in Girls

Posted by Taryn Conroy on Apr 3, 2018 11:34:33 AM

 Perfectionism is defined by Merriam-Webster as, “a disposition to regard anything short of perfection as unacceptable.” While some have thought this trait to be a positive in the past, new research is showing the harm it can cause. In the article, The Dangerous Downsides of Perfectionism, the negative impact of perfectionism is discussed. Boys are not immune to perfectionism, but because girls are still socialized differently, it is important to understand how perfectionism manifests in girls and how it can be addressed.

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Topics: teens, girls, perfectionism, perfect, health, healthy kids