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15 Things Only Girls Who Have Ridiculously High Expectations Understand

Having high expectations is naturally both a blessing and a curse. It means you know what you want from yourself and the people in your life, and you have a wholehearted belief that what you hope will happen will become a reality. Striving to put your best foot forward and assuming others will do the same isn’t necessarily a bad thing; however, knowing exactly what you want leaves no room for error from anyone else. Only girls with ridiculously high expectations know that when something doesn’t go the way you planned it, you’re faced with a whole lot of disappointment. 

1. You’re an expert multi-tasker

Your bases are always covered, and you have no problem doing extra work if it means a situation will turn out the way you expect it to. 

2. Dating itself is a world of disappointment

All too often you get lost in your daydreams of how you think your relationship should play out.

3. Relationships with friends and significant others suffer because you can’t accept that they have a different mindset than you

What happened to not quitting until you get exactly what you want?

4. When a plan goes awry, it feels like the whole world is going to come crashing down 

You’re one canceled plan away from having an all-out breakdown. 

5. You never give up, even when you should

No matter the state of your physical and mental well-being, you’ll go to just about any length to get a good grade.

6. Group projects are the absolute worst

You can’t understand how anyone can be satisfied with anything less than a perfect grade. 

7. You have a hard time relating to people who aren’t as neurotic as you

Lazy people are baffling to you. 

8. Control freak is your middle name

You’re laid-back as long as everything goes exactly the way you pictured it in your head. 

9. “I like to go with the flow” is not a phrase in your vocabulary

Nope, not happening.

10. You’re very socially and self-aware

Never impolite or out of line, you understand the basic rules of social engagement and expect the same from those around you.

11. The effort doesn’t matter if the end goal isn’t achieved

Success is not trying—success is all or nothing in your world. 

12. You’re aware life would be easier if you could accept that you can’t control every situation, but you just can’t

Your brain won’t let you.

13. The disappointment lasts for days when things don’t work out the way you assumed

The struggle is real.

14. You often get stuck on the little things

You got an 88 on that pop quiz when you expected a 93? This is an outrage.

15. Nobody would dare call you lazy

You invest too much effort into bettering yourself and your relationships for that to be possible.

Brianna DiPanni is a senior at Assumption College. She is currently majoring in English with a concentration in Writing and Mass Communications. She is a self proclaimed book nerd, Zumba enthusiast and shopping addict. When her nose isn't stuck under a book, Brianna also enjoys baking and spending time with her friends. After graduation, Brianna plans on pursuing a career in writing and working for a fashion magazine.