Last Updated Jan 18, 2011 9:20 AM EST
What you need is advice from a recovering fellow sufferer, and a recent TED talk by author BrenÃ© Brown offers just that. The sweet and self-effacing 20-minute talk tells the tale of Brown's knock-down drag-out fight with perfectionism and fear of vulnerability, digging into the root causes of her obsessive orderliness and need for control, and finally offering an antidote to the disease -- authenticity -- as well as a thought-provoking commentary on the high levels of over-medication, addiction, indebtedness and obesity in modern society. Check it out below. (Hat tip to Presentation Zen for the pointer.)
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