Perfectionism is a personality where a person aims for the absolute best. The trait of perfectionism could be a remarkable strength or a hindering activity.
This sign could easily be translated between a high achiever and a perfectionist. Although, there is a difference, for a high achiever the high standard he chooses are scaleable for him which may be seen as unachievable for us. But in the case of a perfectionist, the goal is perfectionism which can never be reached.
Perfectionist strains toward impossible goals compulsively and unremittingly.
Perfectionists focus on the changes that are not even meaningful.
Fear of Failure
Perfectionists are also much more afraid to fail than are high achievers. Perfectionists are most focused on results and the perfection of the same. So, they don’t even consider trying to do the things that have a slight chance of failure.
Waiting for the Perfect Moment
The other trait of a perfectionist is that they tend to find the best or the most effective way to work on the thing. But sometimes, waiting for the perfect moment kills the time to actually work on the thing.
Because a less-than-perfect performance is so painful and scary to perfectionists, they tend to take constructive criticism defensively, while high achievers can see criticism as valuable information to help their future performance.