This list is a guide to help you determine the degree of perfectionism in yourself. Most people have a few positive responses; but if you check three or more items, you are experiencing greater stress than the average person.
____ I place excessive demands on myself.
____ Others would describe me as a perfectionist.
____ I often obsess about the details of a task, even though it may not be important.
____ I am annoyed when others don't act or behave as well as I do (for example, being on
time, keeping order, etc.)
____ I am very organized in one or more areas of my life.
____ I get very upset with myself if I make a mistake.
____ I often have a mental list of things I "should be doing."
____ I never seem to be doing enough.
____ I tend to notice error in myself or others before I notice the positive.
____ I have an "all or nothing" philosophy: If I can't do it all or do it well, why bother?