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Never Good Enough Essay

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The term perfectionist does not always mean the same thing to everyone. To some people they see perfectionism as an unending state of stress and concern; to another it may just mean that they like everything to be flawless and orderly. In Dr. Monica Ramirez Basco’s self help book, Never Good Enough: How to Use Perfectionism to Your Advantage Without it Letting It Ruin Your Life, we learn that perfectionism is a major factor to psychological problems like anxiety, eating disorders, and even depression. Basco’s intentions of this book is to help you to identify, evaluate, and understand perfectionism in your everyday life, and to help you understand that it is not a bad thing to be a perfectionist, but how it is also a good factor to have.
In the title of this book we see that Basco doesn’t want the reader to abandon their perfectionism, but how to understand it and to “use it to their advantage”. She gives you five goals in this book, ranging from understanding of how you think about things or yourself as “not good enough” to how to deal with others perfectionism. Dr. Monica Basco’s methods throughout the book are based on CBT (cognitive-behavior therapy), which has been scientifically proven to be effective when helping clients with psychological problems such as perfectionism. In the reading Basco distinguishes the difference between inwardly and outwardly focused perfectionists. Inwardly focused perfectionists tend to believe that no matter what they say or do, that they are never good enough. Outwardly focused perfectionist believe that others do not meet up to their potential and so they have to do everything for themselves for it to be done the correct way. Not every person is distinguished between inward and outwardly focused perfectionism, you can have different aspects from both. In the 10 chapters of this book, there are many self-assessment tests and questionnaires that help you understand what type of...

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