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Never Good Enough : How to use Perfectionism to your Advantage without Letting it ruin your - Monica Ramirez Basco

Never Good Enough

How to use Perfectionism to your Advantage without Letting it ruin your

Paperback Published: 2nd March 2000
ISBN: 9780684862934
Number Of Pages: 288

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* Do you feel that no matter how hard you try it is never good enough?

* Do you spend too much time trying to get things exactly right in order to avoid criticism?

* Does it seem that at any minute people will find out that you are not really what you seem to be?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may be struggling with perfectionistic tendencies. They "can" serve a positive purpose in your life. But having extremely high standards for yourself and others can leave you feeling let down -- over and over again -- when these expectations aren't met. As psychologist and researcher Monica Ramirez Basco explains, uncontrolled perfectionism can lead to depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, fear of failure, and broken marriages and friendships.

In "Never Good Enough" Dr. Basco helps you understand "why" you feel driven to get things "just right" and shows you how to make the best of your perfectionism. Filled with practical advice, encouragement, and strategies for self-discovery, this invaluable guide includes Dr. Basco's own thirty-question self-test that will help you recognize and manage the negative side of your perfectionism. You will learn how to stop the struggle with yourself and others, how to evaluate your worth and performance in life, and how to replace the pursuit of perfection with peace of mind.

Industry Reviews

Mike Maza The Dallas Morning News [Basco] explains how to recognize and challenge the counterproductive thinking, oversimplifications and overblown expectations of perfectionists, and includes a chapter on how to live with one. R. Reid Wilson, Ph.D. author of Don't Panic: Taking Control of Anxiety Attacks Finally, someone who understands the fear, pain, and exhaustion caused by the pursuit of perfection. Cathi Hanauer Mademoiselle The book worked like a year of shrink sessions.

Are You a Perfectionist?
The Two Faces of Perfectionism
Schemas That Underlie Perfectionism
Challenging Your Beliefs
Automatic Thoughts and Thinking Errors
Beating Oversimplification
Adjusting Your Expectations
Perfectionism and Getting Along With Others
Living With Perfectionists
Making Changes That Last
Appendix: Where to Call for Help
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ISBN: 9780684862934
ISBN-10: 068486293X
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 2nd March 2000
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.41 x 14.02  x 1.88
Weight (kg): 0.27
Edition Number: 1