Criticism is something we spend a lifetime trying to avoid. It keeps us hiding and playing small and we end up not being our authentic self for fear we may be judged and criticized. This is the primal part of us responding this way, it’s that part of our brain which is concerned with survival. The threat of not belonging means isolation from the pack and when we sit on the fringes of the herd in having been cast out, we’re vulnerable to prey. So it’s going to be this natural default primal response that induces the fear and anxiety around judgement and criticism.
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