Are you a perfectionist?

@nikky28 (1572)
India
February 11, 2009 9:12pm CST
Do you need everything to be perfect? Say a project, or an assignment at work, do you spend a lot of time perfecting every little detail. Or at home, do you want everything to be neat and perfectly done? Do you stress yourself in getting things to be perfect? Can you not do away with an okay job? I think I am a perfectionist in certain things. What about you? Tell us more...
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7 responses
@kaka135 (14115)
• Malaysia
12 Feb 09
Well, I don't think I am a perfectionist and I do not need everything to be perfect. But, of course, when I am doing something I'm interested, such as doing a project or assignment, I wish it can be a good and successful project. But after working for years, I realized that it's hard to get everything or anything perfect, as we always said, even Microsoft's products have bugs, so why do we strike for the perfectionism? We need to always consider other factors, of course, we always strike for good quality so that it can serve the users better and make their lives more convenient, but we shouldn't look for perfectionism, otherwise we'll be really struggling, also we may not be able to complete the project on time too.
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@nikky28 (1572)
• India
12 Feb 09
Well said, kaka! It is a struggle to get everything perfect. Good quality is a plausible thing to achieve. Thanks for the response
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• Philippines
12 Feb 09
Im not that so perfectionist. You know, Im satisfied with my performance but i get into the point that I need to improve but not that getting depressed you know. I dont want to be a perfectionist because i think its hard to deal with perfectionists. They want everything to be perfect and smooth as well. You know practice makes perfect, but no one is perfect, then why practice? :)) -from aiai! =)) happy posting!
@nikky28 (1572)
• India
12 Feb 09
lol good day to you too wyeth! Yeah why practice lol
@megaalgos (193)
• United States
12 Feb 09
I am not a perfectionist, but I like most everything to be good and not bad. I am almost borderline perfectionist. But sometimes I want certain things to be perfect like you. I don't think being a halfway perfectionist is bad, but sometimes perfectionist are bossy, I try to be nice.
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@nikky28 (1572)
• India
12 Feb 09
lol I think I am a borderline perfectionist too. hmm well, a little confused at that status actually and I am nice too lol Thanks for the response.
• Philippines
12 Feb 09
Perfectionist is a BIG WORD... Hmmm let me see. Am I perfectionist? Sometimes I do. Like for example in cleaning up my room. I want it to be very clean so that it will be comfortable. But nobody is perfect as what they say.... God bless and Take care!!!
@nikky28 (1572)
• India
12 Feb 09
Thank you limit breaker. Who is that baby? Its so cuteeee :) Thanks for the response. U Take care too.
@srganesh (6349)
• India
12 Feb 09
Yes!I like to be perfect in all aspects.Even if I can't be perfect,I will try my level best to execute things in a perfect way.Sometimes the environment won't allow us to be as perfect as we think,But I will have the satisfaction that I give all the efforts to make it perfect.Cheers!
@nikky28 (1572)
• India
12 Feb 09
That's nice, srganesh. I am sure people around you would also be happy with your work. Thanks for the response.
@jaymeeliz (506)
• Philippines
12 Feb 09
I am somewhat a perfectionist. I tend to procrastinate sometimes due to worry of things not being perfect. Honestly I'd like to be more easy going but I've always been like this even as a child.
@nikky28 (1572)
• India
12 Feb 09
Yes Jay being a perfectionist is a little difficult as we set ourselves very high standards. Have a nice day!
@dodo19 (33612)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
12 Feb 09
No, I'm not a perfectionist. I like to do things to the best of my capabilities and things to turn out well. But by no means am I a perfectionist.
@nikky28 (1572)
• India
12 Feb 09
That's a balanced way of life. Thanks for the reply dodo.