No one can be a perfectionist because no one is perfect. And perfectionism is an occupational hazard of the gifted. Although giftedness and perfectionism often go hand-in-hand, perfectionism can have many “faces” and may look different in each individual. In this engaging and practical course, Lisa Van Gemert, M.Ed.T., explains how damaging perfectionism can be and how its strengths can be harnessed for good.
In this 1-hour course you will learn to:
- Identify the five faces of perfectionism in gifted children
- Build strategies to change perfectionism from unhealthy to healthy
- Classify global failure from beneficial adversity
- Utilize Barbara Clark’s model for overcoming failure