A Research Paper By Parbatie Khan
Transformational Coach, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
“An inner critic is a voice that judges, criticizes, or demeans a person whether the self-criticism is objectively justified or not.” (2015, Good Therapy) “The ideas that are making them (clients) unpleasant and exposing them to situations they avoid because of unfounded concerns,” says Albert Ellis (2002). This inner voice manifests as thoughts; an internal dialogue we have with ourselves, a “nagging” voice that weakens our capacity to exhibit strength, and courage, seek new goals, make new relationships, and become the person we wish to be. If left unchecked, a strong inner critic can do long-term damage to an individual’s mental stability and self-esteem.