Anjelica Ilovi, ‘Why Perfectionism is a Response to Childhood Trauma.’, https://www.elephantjournal.com/2022/01/why-perfectionism-is-a-response-to-childhood-trauma-anjelica-ilovi/, Elephant journal, Waylon H. Lewis Enterprises (January 2, 2022)
Perfectionism can be a trauma response due to childhood conditioning, psychological and emotional trauma, and abuse. (…) Perfectionism can also be reaffirmed through our society. (…) As children, there may have been expectations imposed on us. (…) This may be why we find ourselves spiraling into despair, helplessness, or depression after pushing for so long.