Do you indulge in negative self-talk?

10 mins

Do You Indulge in Negative Self Talk?

Do you often catch yourself dwelling on your mistakes and shortcomings, using harsh self-criticism? Do you frequently dismiss compliments and magnify your flaws, perpetuating feelings of inadequacy and self-judgment? 

In the theater of our minds, the stories we tell ourselves can often shape how we see ourselves and the world. Negative self talk is like a repetitive inner monologue that focuses on self-doubt and self-criticism. It can manifest itself through the following signs:

  1. Self criticism: 
  2. Self doubt
  3. Magnification of flaws
  4. Pessimistic outlook
  5. Comparing yourself to others to measure your success

Negative self talk may emerge from a mix of nature and nurture. Past experiences, upbringing, and societal pressures can contribute to your inner critic.. Yet, we often generate it ourselves, particularly when we experience stress, compare ourselves to others, or confront challenging situations.

Who is this Quiz For?

This quiz is designed for anyone curious about their self-talk habits. It's for those who want to explore whether they engage in negative self-talk, understand its origins, and identify potential triggers. By recognizing and addressing this, individuals can work towards fostering a more positive self-narrative and increased self-esteem.

Is this Quiz Accurate? 

This is NOT a professional psychiatric diagnosis. This is only a self-assessment quiz to help people figure out whether they need to speak with a professional or consult a psychiatrist. Our licensed mental health professionals can help you determine the next best steps for you.

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