The television series The Good Place has lots of wisdom to offer compulsives and perfectionists. By highlighting certain character traits in both compulsives and non-compulsives, The Good Place uses humor and drama to help us see more clearly the pitfalls and potentials of both perfectionists and non-perfectionists.

While you’ll get more out of my comments if you’ve seen at least some of the series, hopefully this post will be helpful even if you haven’t seen it. In either case, my comments shouldn’t spoil the series for you if you haven’t seen or finished it yet.

The first four characters I’ll…

Gary Trosclair, DMA, LCSW

Psychotherapist, Jungian analyst, and author of "I'm Working On It In Therapy: How To Get The Most Out Of Psychotherapy," & the Healthy Compulsive Project Blog

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