Healthy self-reflection vs the fearful critic in your headAug 05, 2022
When it comes to recognizing negative thought patterns or that inner critic of yours, it’s important to know what to look for. What is the difference between healthy self-reflection vs the fearful critic in your own head?
At the end of the day, no one can be positive 100% of the time, neither would you want a mind with no contrast. It might seem unreasonable at times to chase all the disempowering thoughts away.
So, how to know the difference between healthy self-reflection vs the fearful critic in your own head?
Which of the thoughts are reasonable and should be considered?
And which ones are bred by, potentially, your past traumas, unhealthy relationships you’ve had with your partner or family and your sweet subconscious trying to protect you and keep you safe?
Here are some characteristics to look out for!
Healthy self-reflection will be reasonable and based on the events actually happening.
It will feel calm and balanced.
The fearful inner critic
While the fearful inner critic can appear at any point when you are less conscious or present.
It will subtly nag you in the form of a self-defeating and fearful style, in a voice that echos the very distant voices you internalized as a child. It will go over and compare random events in the past, where you have felt, or been told, you were inept.
It will also use that fearful voice (that did not come from you originally) to project 'failure' or worry into the potential (mostly never-to-come-true) future.
Recognizing the difference between healthy self-reflection vs the fearful critic in your head
The main difference is that healthy self-reflection can be used as a valuable learning lesson for reviewing and improving our emotional regulation, behavior and deepening connections with people. Whilst the fearful critic, offers no real learning experiences in that regard, it will always try to keep you safe, by keeping you stuck in place and fearful (which it believes to be safe).
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