Unrelenting Standards/Hypercriticalness

Unrelenting Standards/Hypercriticalness

"I have very high standards
and if I can’t meet them, no
one will love me."

  family origin  

Strict

Domain V

Overvigilance and Inhibition

The expectation that expressing one's emotions, feelings, or impulses is wrong, shameful, or embarrassing.

  maladaptive coping 

overcompensation

Throws out high standards altogether and settles for below average performance.

avoidance

Avoids taking on work tasks; Procrastinates.

surrender

Attempts to perform perfectly; Sets high standards for self and others.

  typical thoughts  

If you're not first, you're last.

Nothing I do is good enough. I can always do better.

When I make a mistake, I deserve strong criticism.