How strong would you say your self-critic is? Do certain situations trip it? Do you focus more on the past, present, or the future?
Any tips/tricks for telling your self-critic to shut up?
For me, my self-critic is pretty strong most of the time. Especially if relationships with others don't go as planned, or people don't react/communicate/view the relationship like I want them to. This leads to a lot of focusing on the past. If the relationship takes a nose dive, my self-critic starts a loop of self-degrading thoughts, and in an effort to get it to shut up, I try to fix it whatever way I can. I think this has a lot to do with the strength of my SX (relationships w/ others) variant, but I think the 6 in my tritype plays into it as well (anxiety).
One of the only ways I've discovered in getting my self-critic to shut it is to immerse myself in sensual pleasures. This means being aware of all the things I can touch, taste, smell, hear, and see. Maybe a walk out in Nature, just appreciating everything.
I'm really interested to see what you guys say.