55. Why Perfection Loses in the Social Skills Game

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By Susan Callender, Susan Callender: Social Skills Coach, Corporate Trainer, and Host of The So. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

To be a productive and successful person, you have to learn from your mistakes; and to be able to learn from your mistakes, you have to be comfortable with making them. But in general, perfectionists are not. They tend to avoid making mistakes in every aspect of life, including in how they show up socially and feeling more guilt and shame than the average person when they do make a mistake.

Perfectionism has been linked to a whole host of problems including depression and anxiety. Today's episode makes a case for why perfection is not necessarily worth pursuing, but showing up as the person you already are wins big.

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