108 – Introduction to the inner critic and its types


(duration 19:27) This is the beginning of our series about the “inner critic,” wherein we delve into the various facets of this internal dialogue, which essentially lacks self-acceptance, self-compassion, and self-love. Different kinds of inner critic have been distinguished based on their patterns. Understanding their nature in relation to the nature of the self assists in gaining a healthy perspective. We explore those categorized by therapist Jay Early, who noted seven types: perfectionist; guilt-tripper; underminer; destroyer; molder; taskmaster; and, inner controller. Of course, there are developmental reasons for these critics, even though they come with sizable costs, which we’ll comprehend in upcoming episodes.


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Kosheen – All in my head (Planet Funk Remix)