self-criticism is the tendency to evaluate oneself harshly. Self-critical individuals are always scrutinizing themselves and their performance in most areas of their life. self-criticism can have negative consequences on one’s mental health and well-being, such as depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem. self-criticism can also interfere with one’s ability to cope with challenges and pursue goals. This may originate from early experiences with caregivers, peers, teachers, or other influences that made one feel inadequate or unworthy. self-criticism can be overcome by developing self-compassion, self-awareness, and self-acceptance.

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