Claire Danes on moving past perfectionism
“My therapist gives me permission to accept that I’m human.”
Actor Claire Danes also explained in an interview that, as a kid, she “was on this whole perfection trip. And that’s just totally boring. And arrogant!…
“I finally realized after years of therapy.. that you can encourage yourself to move further in a nurturing way.”
Taking care to “encourage yourself to move further” is, of course, something that people typically choose to manage on their own, but a counselor or therapist can help us do it more fully and effectively.
And many highly talented people may experience self-limiting traits like perfectionism, or anxiety and other mood disorders, which can be managed better with the help of a psychotherapist.
Making sense of our intensities
But counseling is not just about dealing with disorder.
Educational consultant Annemarie Roeper, Ed.D. notes “Gifted people see life in the most brilliant colors and are capable of the greatest joy and the greatest desperation. They try to build all this into a functioning Self….
“Making sense of themselves and feeling fulfilled are often the forces that lead toward seeking counseling.”
Continued in article Learning to befriend our demons.
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Claire Danes on taking time to discover herself
Looking back at her earlier career and the fame of her 1994 show My So-Called Life, Claire Danes admitted in an interview that she always took herself very seriously.
“I think because I am as earnest as I am, people were accepting of my evolving into a certified, legitimate…grown up.”
The TalentDevelop and Creative Mind network of sites includes many articles on mental health related to creative people – one of them: