updated 05/03/2014 AT 1:00 PM ET
•originally published 05/04/2014 AT 2:30 PM ET
“Apparently I’m a perfectionist, which I didn’t know before,” she told PEOPLE Friday at the Race to Erase MS Gala in L.A. “I guess I have some perfectionistic qualities when it comes to my own performance. I’m learning to lower my own expectations as far as having unrealistic expectations of myself.”
But the former Full House star, whose partner is Mark Ballas, said that she’s exceeded her own expectations about how far she’d make it in the competition.
“I’m thrilled to death to have made it through to week eight,” she explained. “My personal goal was week six, so I am pumped! After next week is the semi-finals, so of course I would love to make it through to the end, but I’m kind of laughing, because if I do make it, I know that I’m the dark horse in the race.”