Self-criticism is such a practiced skill it could be an Olympic sport – style points, consistency, creativity. Learn more about this common practice and what it may mean about your internal working script.
Hearing yourself criticized impacts your nervous system no matter if the voice is your own or someone else's.
Self-criticism, unfortunately, is something that most individuals can deeply identify with. Not only does it affect our own self-esteem, but it also can take a heavy toll on our relationships and the ways in which we navigate the world. But can self-criticism look different for different attachment styles? What outer influences contribute to our critical tendencies? You will want to tune in this week, as Ann and Sue answer these (and many more) questions, by taking a deep dive into self-criticism as it relates to different attachment styles. Learn more about the detrimental role our cultures and societal pressures play in our thoughts, and how we can help build healthier patterns through secure attachment priming.
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19:28 – Explanation of how self-criticism can activate a threat response
20:31 – How avoidant attachment/dismissive styles can differ in self-criticism
23:42 – Pleasure and soothing and the roles they can play in self-criticism
28:50 – Preoccupied self-criticism
29:24 – Society & culture's role in criticism
37:10 – Explanation of secure attachment priming
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