We all have our own ideas as to what might make some people more likely to develop an alcohol addiction.
Some of it is genetic, for sure; some of it may be drinking because of anxiety or boredom that becomes overwhelming.
But one study found that, surprisingly, perfectionism is a character trait that is correlated with drinking problems.
Here’s the full story, but the TL;DR is:
When you’re a perfectionist, you want to be SEEN as perfect, so sometimes, you drink to cover up imperfections
When you’re a perfectionist, you want to BE perfect, so sometimes, you drink to cope with having made mistakes any normal person would make
Read up, and if you’re interested in quitting or cutting back on drinking, download the app here!