The Perfectionist

For everyone who exalts himself shall be humbled, and he who humbles himself shall be exalted

Luke 14:11
Luke 14:1, 7-14

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Author/lecturer John Robert Clarke has suggested the title, “Master Perfectionist,” for a certain kind of egotist. “One’s own perfectionism is like a shadow behind him,” he writes. Consequently, one may be a “Master Perfectionist” without being aware of it. But others are. Master Perfectionists…

…listen with rapt inattention when others are talking because there is nothing to be said to them that they don’t already know.
…are nail-biting strivers who seldom are able to show joyful recognition of their families to whom, in passing, they shout their love.
…are satisfied with themselves but profoundly dissatisfied with life around them.

“With these perfectionist traits in mind, simply look into a person’s eyes when you are talking about…

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