How To Break Free From Perfectionism | Thomas Curran

11 Oct 2023 • 54 min • EN
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Have you ever felt the overwhelming pressure to be perfect in an imperfect world? To excel in every aspect of life in a society that is constantly demanding more? Welcome to the club. Thomas Curran has dedicated his career to understanding the complex and often elusive personality trait of perfectionism. A professor of psychology at the London School of Economics, Thomas’s research delves deep into the roots of perfectionism – exploring how it develops and its profound impact on mental health. His influential TED Talk on perfectionism has garnered over three million views, and his research has reached the pages of esteemed publications like the Harvard Business Review, New Scientist, and CNN – a testament to the urgency of this topic in today's society. Thomas is also the author of The Perfection Trap: Embracing the Power of Good Enough, a must-read for anyone seeking a deeper dive into the psychology of perfectionism and the pursuit of a more authentic life. In this insightful conversation, Thomas and I explore the depths of perfectionism. We unravel what perfectionism truly means, why it's on the rise in our society, the hidden costs it exacts on our well-being, and most importantly, how we can work with this pervasive force and find a healthier path to personal growth and fulfillment. With fire, MG ----- WATCH this episode on our YouTube channel. Connect with us on our Instagram. For more information and shownotes from every episode, head to To check out our exclusive sponsor deals and discounts CLICK HERE! See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at

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