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Posted:Would you call yourself a perfectionist? If so, why?

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GOLD Member since May 2004


Pirate Ninja
Location: Galway/Ireland

Total posts: 3882
Posted:yes and no

yes because i would like to be able to to so some things perfectly.

no because i am mostly to lazy to actually make the effort.

unless im spinning, where perfection is a place that my mind goes when it all comes together.

Love is the law.


SILVER Member since Aug 2001


Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Austin, Texas, USA

Total posts: 3899
Posted:I'm a virgo

apparently, virgo = pendantic perfectionest.

seems to hold true with me anyway. it would be a lot easier if I weren't - maybe I could then actually call a project finished once in a while.


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World Champ Procrastinator
Location: ||...lost...||

Total posts: 580
Posted:im with ado, id say with some things i am, with others i just cant be bothered to perfect it..

also depends on what mood im in.. i smoke rollies, and sometimes they have to be absolutely perfect or ill reroll, other times i just cant be fudged and ill smoke almost any cig..


SILVER Member since Sep 2001


Location: Galveston, TX, USA

Total posts: 2014
Posted:Definitely not. I like seeing projects finished, even if they have a flaw or two. At least that way, I can move on to something else and actually admire what I have been able to accomplish. Besides, each new project is a learning tool anyway, so it's not meant to be perfect.

Makes enjoying life much easier. smile


The Real Fryed Fish

God's illgitament son
Location: state of confusion

Total posts: 1489
Posted:I'm in the middel too..........everything i do i try to make perfect, but as things happen they dont turn out mom says i push for perfection to hard some times

You can't avoid pain by fencing yourself from it.
Some times you need the help of others more than anything else
But you have to let them close enough to help......
People want to be needed, I found that out too




Clubbles Jugs
Location: Manchester

Total posts: 1687
Posted:Only whilst juggling - as anyone who knows me will tell you i'm one of those people who will do something however many times before getting it. Once i get whatever pattern i'm trying, i will practice and practice until it looks perfect.

Then comes the fun part, playing around with whatever pattern i've just perfected. smile

with anything else, not really.

Altho...there's a famous story of Robert de Niro and Jodie Foster on the making of Taxi Driver - de Niro would rehearse the lines with Foster so many times that she would get very bored with it all. Then on set when they shot the scene and de Niro started to improvise, she knew the lines so well she could flow with it. I think this kind of perfectionism is a good thing, when on the day the best comes out.

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Location: Netherlands, Hengelo

Total posts: 26
Posted:I really was a perfectionist, every thing had to be perfect,
my hair, my body, even my marks at school had to be high.
I think this was because I was very uncertain.
When I heard people laugh when I walked by I was sure that was
because of me.
So when everything is perfect the chance is less that they laugh about me.
Since a month I have a boyfriend and that changed a lot for me.
He loves me for whom I am, so without being perfect their are people who love me.
I'm still not certain about every thing and I'm still a perfectionist.
And I will stay like that I'm sure.
But that is also good, for some points.
Now I know how to handle with it I have less trouble of it.
(cause I had, I was really uncertain when something wasn't perfect)
An example is now I'm typing this I use a dictionary for hard words
I don't know how to write, and when I'm finished I will use the spell checker.
Just because I'm afraid that people think I'm stupid, because my English isn't
perfect (I have dyslexia) and so on.

Live your life, the way you want to live it.
So have fun. And be happy sunny
Love you nantheos ubblove


BRONZE Member since Jan 2005


Location: Melbourne, Australia

Total posts: 1240
Posted:it depends on what im doing... i wouldnt call myself a perfectionist because the majority of the time i just want to get something done, because i am a fast worker i rarely pay close attention to detail. however i have been called a perfectionist many times in the past... which i guess is true to some extent, i hate it when things arent completely right (but only some things). so i guess i am stuck somewhere in the middle smile

Only when you close your eyes can you really see...


GOLD Member since Oct 2003


Location: Aotearoa (NZ), New Zealand

Total posts: 625
Posted:If it comes to poi or staff id say yes.

Unless im doing it exactly how i picture it im not happy. Im real critical of what i do. That dosnt mean other people see me as perfect, but if i CAN get to my limit of what i expect, then im happy. It just means i have to set my goal higher next time. biggrin

Thats a cool thing about poi, it dosnt matter what other people think, as long as your happy with it yourself.




Location: Cork, Ireland at present

Total posts: 247
Posted:Perfectionist. When I think of when I played gigs, I wouldn't be happy unless my set was perfect.

I want this perfection in my poi'ing.

But I don't have perfection for everything, my english is terrible, my handwriting is like a drunk spiders scrawl on LSD, and I know my parents think my appearance is far less then perfect... but I don't care about them things or what people think of me (to a certain degree).

I used to be indecisive, but I'm not so sure now.....


BRONZE Member since Nov 2004


Location: melbourne, victoria, australia

Total posts: 2084
Posted:i just started writing that i'm not a perfectionist, but then i realised that i am quite a bit. i used to really beat myself up if things weren't exactly how i thought they should be, like good marks at school should be better, etc. i think that this came from living with my sister, who is apparently perfect at everything (can you feel that bitterness coming through?), and there has always been lots of competition between us. but since we've stopped living together, i've been able to accept that i'm not perfect, and nobody is.


SILVER Member since Jul 2003

not with cactus
Location: bristol/ southern eastern devo...

Total posts: 2052
Posted:sometimes things are perfect cos they just happen that way and all you have to do is notice that its perfect.

sometimes perfect is this place in your head you are trying to get to, i have this place in my head but most of the time i am happy if i end up somewhere else instead, becuase that is probably perfect in its own way to.

Me train running low on soul coal
They push+pull tactics are driving me loco
They shouldn't do that no no no




Location: West LA

Total posts: 384
Posted:Written by:
sometimes things are perfect cos they just happen that way and all you have to do is notice that its perfect.

sometimes perfect is this place in your head you are trying to get to, i have this place in my head but most of the time i am happy if i end up somewhere else instead, becuase that is probably perfect in its own way to.

....Wise words...

My 2cent:
In order to be "perfect" one has to become better.
In order to become better one has to know what is good.

And the Question of what is good has been one of the oldest problems in Philosophy.
What is good Poi? Symmetrical? In time? Dancy? Technical? Fast? . . . . None of those. Everyone is inspired by different things. You can only judge "good" for yourself. Pick your preferences and play weavesmiley Its not important how good you are - the only thing that counts is if you enjoy what you are doing peace

meditate Inspire and be inspired meditate

To learn - read. To know - write. To master - teach . . .


shen shui
SILVER Member since Jan 2005

shen shui

no excuses. no apologies.
Location: aotearoa, New Zealand

Total posts: 1799

i can have two answers, right?

it depends. im not a perfectionist all the time, but sometimes things need to be just "so".




those that know, dont say. those that say, dont know.


Penguin Sven
SILVER Member since Jun 2004

Penguin Sven

Location: Australia,Vic

Total posts: 185
Posted:i am a perfectionist, as I have just turned sixteen.
Sixteen is a good number.

"glow bugs, to slow to resist eating, to bitter to eat more than one handfull in a sitting" toothpaste for dinner


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