Week 1 Homework Exercise

Please write down the following for each of the Inner Critic parts you have. Don’t worry if you can’t answer all the questions. You will learn a lot more about each of the Critics as the course goes on.

  • Name of the Critic
  • Image of the Critic
  • What the Critic judges you for
  • How the Critic judges you
  • Which type of Critic it is. It could be more than one.
  • How this Critic affects your feelings, your actions, and your life.
  • Anything else you know about it.

Here is an example:

  • Name: Berater
  • Image: Schoolmarm pointing her finger at me
  • It tells me that I’m lazy and will never amount to anything
  • It yells at me with an exasperated tone.
  • Type: Taskmaster
  • It makes me feel like I’m inadequate, and I often give up on what I’m working on. This has made it hard for me to move forward in finding a good career.

If you feel comfortable sharing your responses with the other participants in the class, please send an email to stj-inner-critic-course-participants@googlegroups.com and include whatever you like. This will go out to everyone and people can respond to you. You can also see other people’s responses and converse about them.