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a perfectionist

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If you expect perfection from the people in your life, you will never be happy. When I let go of the idea that my friends or significant others always needed to do things the way I would have done them or the way I think is best, I suddenly found myself with a more active social life and a more fulfilling love life. Why? Because people actually want to be around you when they know you’ll accept them for who they are, flaws and all. Meanwhile, nobody wants to be around you if they feel like you’re always judging and analyzing everything they do. One great example is this: I stopped being friends with a woman once because she kept going back to, breaking up with, and going back to the same sh*tty boyfriend. I judged her. The truth is, it never affected the kind of friend she was to me, so that’s a shame. Here are signs you expect perfection from others.


You never put yourself in their shoes

When someone lets you down or some way doesn’t meet your expectations, you never put yourself in their shoes. All you focus on is your loss or your experience on your end.

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