Always striving for perfection, these 5 celebrities say they are complete perfectionists and won’t stop until they achieve exactly what they want. It might just be a small thing: cleanliness, neatness or just how things are arranged. However, it’s often something bigger – their appearance, career or how they’re doing in life. They feel the constant need to be closer to perfect in their own ways and strive to get there, even if there is nothing that is completely perfect. Perhaps setting themselves up for disappointment or at least setting high standards for themselves, these stars aren’t happy unless things are their own definition of perfect and often that’s hard to achieve or an elusive quality that they continue to search for in their lives.
Daniel is never happy with his career because he thinks he can do better: “I’m definitely not satisfied about my career. I don’t know how you can be; it’s the very nature of things. I’m always trying to figure it out and I’m kind of unsatisfied constantly. I always want to get it right and I don’t know what the answer to it is. But I do know that it’s out there and I do know it’s worth looking for.”
Eminem always wants to improve himself and work forward: “I don’t have to prove myself to nobody but myself. That’s why I’m a perfectionist, why I always want to top, not just my last album, but my last song. Every time I sit down and write a song, I want the rhyming style, the best and the song to be completely different from the last one. I just want to be the greatest rapper ever. And if not
the greatest, then at least one of the best. That’s what I want – along with respect. But I’m not going to beg for respect, or beg for acceptance. I’m going to take it.”
Gwyneth is a huge perfectionist when it comes to the little details: “Sometimes I think I’m going to have to check myself into a mental asylum, it gets so bad. It’s my worst quality and I hate myself for it. It’s like, what’s wrong with you? Relax! Sometimes I feel like the psycho in Sleeping With The Enemy. Remember that film, when she’s got to line up all the apricot chutneys just so? I think
I’m scared of something, like there’s something I need to figure out. I think I need to… go back to the shrink and figure out what’s going on with that. I had a great therapist in New York whom I still talk to.”
John is overly clean and neat: “I have a little bit of a perfectionist thing with machines and cleanliness. I like it to work and be neat. I still get knee-jerk reactions to things when they go off centre. If there’s a plan of some sort and it goes slightly off-kilter I get a little nutty. If an employee gets it wrong I get a little anal. I think I’m a little bit of a pain in the a*s that way. That’ll help to turn the women away from me.”
Kim is a perfectionist when it comes to her appearance and says she is never happy: ”I’m such a perfectionist that I ‘m not really completely happy with my body. I don’t like my thighs, I wear spanx a lot, they’re like the greatest invention. I like to do a little QuickTrim cleanse before bikini time and photo shoots and if I’ve got something coming up I don’t eat as bad and I work out all the time.”