Women, you're too hard on yourselves. So says psychologist Alice Doma, who's spent a couple of decades studying these things. "What's hard is to get women to accept what she says is obvious to men: Perfection is not attainable," she tells the Boston Globe.
Hmmm, perfection as a gender-specific goal?
John Gray, author of "Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus," doesn't think so. "We all seek it. It's why we have trouble delegating when we're overwhelmed and why we find ourselves overwhelmed in the first place. Gender aside, our to-do lists are just too long these days," he says.