Perfectionism is a common problem and is directly related to feelings of low self-worth or lack of self-acceptance. This article is a very nice summary of how perfectionism arises due to a lack of secure attachment to a parent. What follows is a striving to “fix” the self by being perfect in an attempt to gain acceptance, love and security. Unfortunately, the self-criticism that accompanies and drives perfectionism can ruin relationships with yourself and others and can actually hamper performance and success.  Improving your self-acceptance or self-compassion is the way forward to overcoming Self-Blaming tendencies.

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