How much perfectionist thinking do you experience in your life? Is your mental vocabulary saturated with "I shoulds" and "I musts"? If you're not sure whether or not you struggle with perfectionist thinking, you might want to test yourself with the following scale. This inventory lists a number of attitudes or beliefs that people sometimes hold.
Decide how frequently
each statement reflects your thinking. Fill in the blank with the number
that best describes how you think most of the time. Be sure to choose only
one answer for each attitude. There are no right or wrong answers, so try
to respond honestly.
Now add up score by using the numbers next to your answers. The total may generally be interpreted as follows:10-20 non-perfectionistic
If you scored in the high range, go back and analyze each statement. To which did you respond with often? Those statements are your irrational beliefs, which need to be challenged.
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