Excerpt from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Brendan’s Disorders (DSMB-1 2007):

Little is known about the causes of Perfanxionism, but research has shown that outbreaks occur during periods of high ambition coupled with low confidence.

Symptoms include spending an entire Monday evening creating the header image for one’s new blog.

Intervention is often difficult, as the disorder can interfere with the objective prioritization of one’s health (food, sleep, etc) against the need to keep working. Therapy typically focusses on the separation of self-worth from the wittiness of a blog post.

A successful project can push symptoms into remission, but perfanxionists are at high risk for relapse. Prognosis depends on the diagnostician’s response.


One Response to “Perfanxionism”

  1. On Dating « Simple Simons Says:

    […] Thursday: Signed up for Lavalife. Holy hell this is nerve-wracking. I get worked up about a blog post, so imagine the state I was in trying to write a paragraph to describe/sell myself to potential […]

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