Chances are if you’re reading this blog post, you know exactly what an “inner critic” is. In fact, I’m willing to bet you’re intimately familiar with what that inner critic sounds like.
You also know all too well what if feels like to be on the receiving end of his or her withering, ruthless self-criticisms and attacks.
I certainly do. As I’ve gotten better over the years at listening to how I talk to myself, I’ve noticed that I am my own worst critic. It’s a cliche for a reason as being harder on oneself than anyone else is a very common experience.
Let’s look at this inner critic and what it has to do with problematic drug use or sexual behaviors.