The Inner Critic
The inner critic or “critical inner voice” is a notion used in psychology and psychotherapy to refer to a sub-personality that judges and degrades a person. Find out how to challenge your inner critic by reading on.
Have you heard of the inner critic?
If you haven’t heard of the inner critic my friends, I am more than sure you certainly can ‘hear’ that bossy gob shite jabbering on in your ear all day!
That inner voice
Your inner critic is that voice in your head that says:
– You’re ugly
– You’re not very good at that
– Don’t bother trying that mate, you failed last time
– Yes your bum ‘does’ look big in those trousers thanks for asking
– You will never succeed
– You’re a fraud
– Ps, youre a crap cook and your food tastes like a dogs dinner
Know who I’m talking about now?
OK, Let’s get to know this pest, so we can challenge it once and for all.
Firstly, your inner critic is not there to make you feel bad about yourself, they are only trying to protect you from any perceived danger. The problem is they sometimes get on a big power trip.
Its depressing to listen to your inner critic.
When your inner critic is running you, instead of you running it then most aspects of your life can suffer; relationships, careers, behavioural patterns etc.
As your self-esteem takes a plunge (read our article on developing more self-love here) 5 Tips on Self-love and Boosting Confidence- North & Soul North and Soul you begin to question who runs the show here, you or your inner critic?
When your inner critic is winning the head wars, its time to take action.
Not many people know you can take control of your inner critic and I’ve developed a technique that works.