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Study says perfectionists at risk for poor health

Ontario (WKRC) -- When you do something, does it have to be perfect every time? New research says that attitude could negatively be impacting your health.

Research from Brock University suggests that perfectionism could be a risk factor for diseases. Studies show that perfectionists have poorer health and take more sick days every year. Trinity Western University even found that self-declared perfectionists have a 51 percent chance of dying younger than more laid back people.

It is estimated that about two in five Americans have perfectionist tendencies. It is also possible that, due to social media, that number is increasing.

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