Con – People don’t understand why little mess ups that wouldn’t bother the average Joe can bring you down so much.
Pro – You always try to look your best, therefore coming off as put-together and professional.
It doesn’t matter if you’re working on a diorama for an art class you had to take for your core credits even though you’re a PR major; you’re going to stress over it.
Pro – People think you’re someone who really has everything together and look up to you.
Con – You can’t just “get up and go,” nor do you have a quick way of getting ready.
If you’re going out, whether to a ball or to the grocery store, everything has to look perfect.Con – You stretch yourself thin trying to exude these qualities in every aspect of life, whether it be schoolwork or getting your hair to look perfect (seriously, that takes some persistence).Pro – You’re excellent at correcting and editing things because you get a secret joy out of seeking out imperfections.Mistakes exist so we can learn from them and be better.If the piece you’re trying to finish just isn’t turning out as you’d hoped, if you ran an ad campaign on social media that gets you zero new customers to your site, if the nobody buys the one design in your Shop you thought was going to be a bestseller – these are all potholes that help us figure out where the pavement needs to be smoothed, the tears in the muscles that build our strength.Con – You cannot emotionally handle getting any grade less than an A.An A- might as well be an F, because an A- means you did something wrong. Pro – You go the extra mile, even for things you aren’t necessarily interested in.Perfectionism sure has helped me both excel and go crazy throughout my college career, and now that I’ve got only one semester left to my senior year, I can see how it has both helped and hindered me.These are the pros and cons I’ve discovered to being a perfectionist throughout the years: Pro – You generally do exceedingly well on assignments and papers because you won’t hand in anything short of your absolute best.For example, When I started weight-training, it was not my cup of tea, but I still worked to learn perfect form.Con – You can never have that “I don’t care about this, so I’m not going to try” mentality.