Secure, confident people are rarely perfectionists. They have no need to control everything around them, and they don’t make futile attempts to prove their value through unobtainable goals. Instead, they accept their humanness with humility and patience.
“Perfect” people tend to be anxious people. They are secretly afraid that they aren’t good enough, and that they will be rejected if they aren’t flawless in everything that they do. Perfectionism is a precursor to depression, because it essentially sets you up to fail time and time again. Instead of attempting to be perfect, try to accept that failure is a necessary path to gaining new wisdom. Imperfection is not a reflection of your lack of worth, it’s simply an opportunity to grow.