I only saw Your thread "Talking to your inner critic, can it be tamed?" after I had posted to you on blondguys thread -"do you like yourself?"
They both go hand in hand. In the field of Psychology & Psychiatry both use similar techniques to teach a patient of how they view themselves in an honest self analysis way.
I've much to say & teach you on that very topic about liking yourself, how to stop it, so on..
I'm fully aware that BB Forums were designed for many needing support from from each other without Professionals from the Mental Health so I'm limited what I can & can not write.
I'm no longer practicing Psychiatrist/Psychologist.
That's was well over 20 years ago. In the medical field Psychology/Psychiatry the same principles of teaching advising an individual still applies today.
Occassionally, I will use the same techniques on myself when that inner critics surfaces again. It does help.
The BB Forums are virtual so to get extra support it's still best to see an practising Psychologist/ Psychiatrist who's registered with the Australian Medical Board. Each state in Australia is listed under a different name.
Take care & have a peaceful day.
"-the rose, the ole chook"