New York – Perfectionism’s deep desire not only gives you stress but it also increases a risk of irritable bowel disease, insomnia and heart disease.
The warning came in a study in Canada.
Canada’s Brock University study suggested that desire to look perfect was harmful as obesity and smoking for health.
Lead Researcher Dr Danielle Molnar, a psychologist at Brock University, said “We’re always promoting perfectionism and its benefits for academic and professional achievement, but it’s such a strong factor for so many illnesses, including increased infection and early death, that I think it should be considered by doctors as part of a patient’s long-term health”.
The study noted that 2 of every 5 people had desire to look perfect and and with rise of social media usage such as Facebook and Twitter, this number is increasing.
The study added that it was natural that we would get perfection in one part of life, but when this habit will spread to other areas of life, it causes extreme stress and can affect not only relationships, but also your health.