Rating Your Inner Critic

Rate on a scale of:
Rarely: 1  |  About Average: 3 |  Frequently: 5

  1. I wake up at night worried about the mistakes that I made the day before.

  2. I replay conversations after I’ve had them to see what I’ve done wrong.

  3. I don’t like the way my clothes look on me.

  4. When I’m with other people, I wonder if they’re critical of me.

  5. I’m cautious about trying anything new because I’m afraid of looking foolish.

  6. I’m afraid people will laugh at me.

  7. I worry about what other people think.

  8. I often feel inferior to other people.

  9. I wish I had a more attractive body.

  10. When I look in the mirror, I check to see what’s wrong with me.

  11. When I read over something I’ve just written, I’m not satisfied with it.

  12. I’m afraid that there’s something basically wrong with me.

  13. I wonder what other people would think of me if they really knew what I was like underneath.

  14. I compare myself with other people.

  15. I seem to attract judgmental people.

  16. I question my decisions after I have made them and think that I might have done better.

  17. When I say ‘No’ I feel guilty.

  18. When I take a test like this, I’m sure that I don’t do as well as other people.

  19. I avoid taking risks if I can help it.

  20. When I think about self-improvement I feel that there is something wrong with me that needs to be fixed.

Total your points:______________

Scores of 1 – 45: Small Inner Critic
Scores of 46 – 75: Medium-Sized Critic
Scores of 76 – 100: Very Strong Inner Critic

–from Embracing Your Inner Critic, Hal & Sidra Stone


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