Why we need to stop being perfect, with Thomas Curran

Would you say you’re a perfectionist? Thomas Curran, Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychological and Behavioural Sciences at the London School of Economics, joins Liz to share how we can stop being so obsessed with perfectionism.

Thomas reveals why being perfect isn’t necessarily a good thing, how nurture and nature come into play here, and how to measure levels of perfectionism.

The episode covers the reasons why perfectionism seems to be on the rise due to modern culture, deficit thinking, and how being perfect can rob our joy.

Thomas also shares the importance of living in the present, and the role of parenting in cultivating perfectionist tendencies in young people.

Stream the episode below, or download the recording via Apple Podcasts or Spotify.

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