Reining in perfectionism

I have the easiest time not being a perfectionist when I'm working on something that I don't care about.

I think this is an extension of my thinking about identity. I identify strongly with my work, more specifically my work output, and when I don't feel that my work on things that I identify with is good enough I get tetchy.

Meanwhile, I can recognize a finished product, and get my work there much more easily, when the topic isn't something I have strong opinions about.