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Criticism Hypersensitivity



Well-known member
Oct 16, 2019
I have a good life outside of work - family, wonderful friends, a child. Its just that my worth comes from work because I (used to) get instant recognition of my worth from others.

That said things have been better recently. I put a sign on my office wall ("STOP, THINK") that prompts me to take a step back, think about what thoughts are coming to mind and not acting on the urge to ask for praise immediately. It has - with a lot of practice - taken some of the heat off of it. I have also disclosed to my supervisor that I tend to seek praise externally and this went well. She still isn't offering it but at least we are on the same page in terms of how I feel about things.

All in all somewhat positive.