These are probably not the things we would say to our best friend:
- You are such an idiot!
- You screw up everything!
- You can’t do anything right!
- That will never work.
- There is no use trying.
- You are such a failure.
No wonder we don’t like ourselves very much!
A real turning point in my happiness came when I became aware of my malignant self-talk and stopped the pummeling.
(Unlike Jim Carrey in Liar Liar.)