I tend to be overcritical over myself to try and push myself to not be content with what I have and to strive for more.
Look-wise I like to tell myself that I'm very fat so I can keep working on my body. I like to say to myself that I'm stupid so that I study harder or just try to gain more knowledge...
I noticed that sometimes it works (like saying to myself I'm fat) but when I keep on telling myself I'm not smart enough sometimes I end up believing it and it makes me lose confidence when i study for exams.
Are you overcritical of yourself? Does it work for you?
- I'm also overcritical and I think It's good.19% (5)13% (4)16% (9)Vote
- I'm also overcritical but I think It's bad.59% (16)47% (14)53% (30)Vote
- I'm not overcritical but I wish I was so I can push myself harder.0% (0)10% (3)5% (3)Vote
- I'm not overcritical and I'm happy I'm not.19% (5)27% (8)23% (13)Vote
- Other.3% (1)3% (1)3% (2)Vote
Most Helpful Guy
its okay to be critical of our flaws but you have to be careful about which flaws you are critical of. Be critical of the ones you can CHANGE... not the ones you can't. also try not to distort the image of yourself you have in your mind... its not good for your confidence or self esteem and it really only brings you down. I overthink and yes can be critical of myself as well... I'd be a hypocrite if I said I never did, but over the years I've tried to be less critical of the things I can't control and more critical of the things I can. Thats how you change and grow and become a better person. Humans strive for the locus of control... we often times tend to stress over things we can't control over those we can. Either that or its just that because we can't control those certain things, they seem much worse so we focus on them more and then forget of the things we can actually control.0
Most Helpful Girl
Don't be over critical and beat yourself up about things. I think it's a good thing to say hey we need to do this because... When I was over critical about my body it worked for a while but then I just ended up binge eating and making myself depressed, but when I started to love myself for who I am that's when I started making changes. That's why I don't get why people are so against the body positivity agenda it actually helped me. I thought my body is a temple so why put bad things in it. As for studying just remind yourself why you need to do it and how it can help you achieve some of your goals. When I use to not want to study, I would tell myself c'mon don't you want an a on this test or an a in the class. That would get me to do it. When you start loving yourself for who you are you will be happy. Downing yourself or criticizing yourself isn't the way to go.0