Perfectionist Quiz Are You a Perfectionist? Please note: This quiz is designed to provide you with new insights about yourself. It is not based on research and is not empirically valid. 1. You have impossibly high standards for yourself.neversometimesfrequentlyalways 2. You’re sensitive to criticism and try to avoid it.neversometimesfrequentlyalways 3. Your expectations are often unrealistic leading to disappointment or frustration.neversometimesfrequentlyalways 4. You crave organization, lists, planners, charts, and data.neversometimesfrequentlyalways 5. You try to avoid making mistakes at all costs and tend to see them as evidence of your inferiority rather than as learning opportunities.neversometimesfrequentlyalways 6. You dwell on your mistakes and imperfections.neversometimesfrequentlyalways 7. You base your worth as a person on your accomplishments.neversometimesfrequentlyalways 8. Even when you succeed you feel like it’s not enough or you could have done better.neversometimesfrequentlyalways 9. You’d rather do things yourself than have someone else do them “wrong”.neversometimesfrequentlyalways 10. Sometimes it takes you a long time to finish things because you redo, check, and try to make them perfect.neversometimesfrequentlyalways 11. You worry about what people think of you.neversometimesfrequentlyalways 12. You procrastinate or don’t start things because you don’t think you can do them perfectly.neversometimesfrequentlyalways 13. A change of plans can be very upsetting to you.neversometimesfrequentlyalways 14. You don’t like to try new things, especially when there’s a chance of embarrassment, incompetence, or not being as good as everyone else.neversometimesfrequentlyalways 15. You work long hours (paid work, volunteer work, housework, family responsibilities) and sacrifice leisure activities because your work is never done.neversometimesfrequentlyalways 16. You think that if you’re really smart or talented, you wouldn’t have to work so hard.neversometimesfrequentlyalways 17. You demand a lot of others.neversometimesfrequentlyalways 18. You rarely take a sick day.neversometimesfrequentlyalways 19. You’re frequently disappointed because people fail to meet your expectations.neversometimesfrequentlyalways 20. You want to feel in control at all times.neversometimesfrequentlyalways 21. Despite many signs of success, you don’t actually feel successful.neversometimesfrequentlyalways 22. You tend to feel tense, stressed, or anxious.neversometimesfrequentlyalways Sharon MartinSharon Martin is a psychotherapist, writer, speaker, and media contributor on emotional health and relationships. She specializes in helping people uncover their inherent worth and learn to accept themselves -- imperfections and all! Sharon writes a popular blog called Happily Imperfect for PsychCentral.com and is the author of The CBT Workbook for Perfectionism: Evidence-Based Skills to Help You Let Go of Self-Criticism, Build Self-Esteem, and Find Balance and several ebooks including Navigating the Codependency Maze.