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A 18-year-old female asked:

My competitiveness is affecting my life. i have an obsession with perfection. how can i stop my obsessing over every imperfection and simply live?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Donald Nino
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Obsession : Many people strive to be the best that they can be. You should be able to deal with not being perfect every time. If you have a problem with this there may be something that can be done to help. Recommend to speak with your doctor for treatment or referral. Counseling and/or meds may help.
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Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
The Perfect Problem: It sounds like you're ready 2 say goodbye 2 your inner critical slave master. But s/he's been around a long while, i'd imagine, so i'd expect it 2 take some time 2 get her/him out the door so 2 speak. Consider taking a look at this handout: http://bit.Ly/12tngio. I suspect a careful psychological assessment for anxiety problems & associated conditions could be very big help. Expert coaching, too.
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Maybe the slave master won't go out the door completely, but he can be trained to be helpful rather than nasty. S/he can be calmed also.
Aug 10, 2013

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