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Q: Is ADHD or Anxiety to Blame for My Perfectionism?

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Q: “My intense perfectionism holds me back in my personal and professional life. I need coping strategies, but how do I figure out if it’s related to my anxiety or my ADHD?”A: Perfectionism shares many similarities with ADHD.

Perfectionists are often driven by the fear of disappointing themselves or others. They are “all-or-nothing” thinkers; if it’s not completely right, then it must be a failure.

Setting unreasonable standards and constantly comparing themselves negatively to others are common issues for perfectionists, just as individuals with ADHD  often compare themselves critically to neurotypical peers.Perfectionists tend to over-focus on the end result, not the process of getting there.

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