Aesthetic anxiety

When perfectionism and visual culture come together

Ana Andjelic

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In his recent essay for The Economist, psychoanalyst Josh Cohen detailed the human psychology behind perfectionism. “From Emerson’s provocative defense of “self-reliance” in 1841 to the rise of the self-help industry from the 1930s and the emergence of our own selfie culture, selfhood was regarded as our highest value and the object of our…

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Ana Andjelic

Brand Executive. Author of “The Business of Aspiration.” Doctor of Sociology. Writer of “Sociology of Business.” Forbes most influential CMO.