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9 Things Only Perfectionists Can Understand

There is no challenge akin to the first page of a new notebook.

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1. The pressure you put on yourself when beginning something new is soul-crushing.

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2. And you can never bring yourself to finish your projects, so you just keep starting new ones.

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3. Even the smallest decisions are debilitating; you're terrified of getting them wrong.

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4. When something is off, you find it hard to resume your everyday life.

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5. A wonderful moment can be ruined by the tiniest imperfection.

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6. When you play a board game, you're the person who constantly straightens the deck and keeps the pieces in place.

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7. Inaccuracies in movies bug you to no end — you just can't seem to let them go.

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8. And recipes that aren't perfectly precise annoy you.

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9. But used to your advantage, your perfectionism has helped you with all your successes.

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