One difficult distinguishing characteristic, especially of my own personal nature, was perfectionism. Until I happened across a quote while writing my e-book, "Power of Positivity" (Can be found by going smashwords.com and putting this title in the Search Box, upper let hand corner).
"Remember that fear always lurks behind perfectionism. Confronting your fears and allowing yourself the right to be human can, paradoxically, make you a far happier and more productive person".....Dr. David M. Burns
I deceided to follow Dr Burns advice and found that my fears of writing my experiences with bipolar disorder seemed to fade. In Fact I devoted a whole chapter in my e-book to "Breaking the Fears of Bipolar Disorder"
So writing from my heart and with a honest feeling, I found that perfectionism disappeared on its own.