I would never call myself a perfectionist, but I am the hardest critic of my work. While creating, I second guess and challenge myself on every decision. (I literally rewrote this sentence like 3 times) The aspiration to make something as good as possible is the
horcrux in my creative method.
“Perfectionism is a dream killer, because it’s just fear disguised as trying to do your best. It just is.” - Mastin Kipp
While creating for myself has me as a critic, once I start creating for someone else, there is a whole other demon: doubt. I have the hardest time overcoming the doubt that a client won’t like my work. I end up spend 2 or 3 times the amount polishing a project that honestly was close to perfect the first time. This never ending battle is what causes me to put off projects or scrap them completely.