One of the main causes of OCPD or negative perfectionism is an internal lack of self-confidence. A child with OCPD parents was often told exactly what to do and what not to do. There was never any room for the child to make a mistake and learn from it, nor was there any room to test out new skills or try new things in a no-pressure situation. Due to this, you were not often given the ability to do things that would build up your own self-confidence.
If your parents, teachers, or caregivers weren't overprotective or controlling, maybe you had a bad experience in a social activity or an especially embarrassing situation that happened to you. If you were a sensitive child, these things might have hurt you emotionally, causing you to possibly have post-traumatic stress or social anxiety.
You are experiencing a lack of self-confidence if you do the following things on a regular basis in your daily routine:
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