Are you a person of excellence that has let the striving nature of perfection drive you to anger? Do you ask about the root of your anger?
Do you resent interruptions and grow impatient when others disrupt your plans?
Are you so organized that you have no breathing room for change?
When Gods plans for us begin with His desire and wind up sabotaged with our striving, impatience, and anger, often perfectionism is the culprit.
What is meant for good quickly turns into evil when we take ownership of the plan and leave Gods timing in the dust!
Here are 10 Tell Tale Signs You May Be Suffering from Perfectionism
- Your desire to be perfect results in anger and guilt when you fall short of your goal.
- You set unrealistic standards for yourself in order to feel accepted and worthwhile.
- You judge others by the same standards you set for yourself.
- You get angry when people or situations interrupt your timing or goals.
- You are afraid your imperfections disappoint God and those around you.
- You believe you are always right.
- Your thinking is black and white. There is no middle ground for compromise.
- You are strongly opinionated and when others disagree with your opinion, it angers you.
- You are extremely organized and self-controlled until something or someone interferes with your organization and causes anger that throws you into confusion.
- You are hurt by others who do not treat you with the same perfect concern that you set as a goal for treating others.
All of us fall prey to perfectionism from time to time! Analytical people with a high degree of self-control really have to guard their hearts in this area, because they can over think a thing to death.
Women who were left to “mother” or raise their siblings when they were children themselves often suffer from perfectionism. Too much responsibility, too young, left them grasping for control then feeling angry, overloaded, and confused.