Optimistic perfectionist

To an optimistic perfectionist, the initial outlook is always rosy; but the reality is always more complex than expected, and the work always takes longer than anticipated.

(Managers have a love/hate relationship with us. They love the final results, but they hate the fact that they have to double our initial estimates, add contingency, double them again, and finally add a fudge factor to compensate.)

See also: xkcd: Success

One Reply to “Optimistic perfectionist”

  1. I know what you mean about managers love/hate relationship. I have to manage an optimistic perfectionist and it’s crazy. It’s myself and I’m very hard to manage!

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