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The problem with perfectionism
Episode 330th March 2021 • Changing The World • University of Leeds
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What is wrong with wanting to deliver perfect work, with wanting to be flawless at what we do?

The short answer is: a lot. In this podcast from the University of Leeds, Vice-Chancellor Professor Simone Buitendijk discusses perfectionism with Alexandra Holloway, a Teaching Fellow in the Language Centre and Dr Alex Ding, an Associate Professor in English for Academic Purposes. Each discusses their own experiences with perfectionism, and the impact the concept has had on their careers, personal life and mental health.