Huh, yeah, to put it mildly. I'm my own worst critic too.
Perhaps I misunderstood the question, but I would much rather be criticized by myself than others. I can beat myself up all day, but if someone I respect criticizes me it is much more difficult to take.
Nope you seem to have understood it just fine. But I really wasn't trying to say that one is desired anymore than the other. It was more of an opinion on which one I trust and take more to heart. Criticism from others I see as the outside looking in....they are simply sharing what they see. But only one person can truly know what I am...and that's me. Sometimes what I find to be "me" I can't say I'm all that happy with.
What does "perceived honesty you receive from others" mean. And what is "raw honesty"...how different is that from ordinary honesty.
I'll wait and then I can ask you about your pic's message...
Don't mean to put you on the spot. Just tell me what you can, hon.
Yea I was kind of playing with words this morning. I'd see raw honesty as honestly that comes from within....as in honesty from yourself...from someone that knows you better than anyone else possibly could.
Perceived honesty is the third party honesty that comes from others. Which is nothing more than their perception of what they are seeing...affected by their own experiences and opinions that may likely have nothing to do with you.
Yes... I agree.
I am my own worst critic for the most part. Other peoples honesty is sometimes far nicer than my own
Yes plus we are usually harder on ourselves than others will be.
If I wasn't my harshest critic.. the jerk who was would have had an accident. :)
I don't think we are always 100% honest with ourselves. Overly critical and disappointed with our lack of miraculous grandiosity is more often the case. It's a kind of pain we are comfortable with because it turns a blind eye to our true mediocrity. What hurts more is honesty from others' perception of us, I think.
Yeah, well, I just want to point out that you can't tell which way the train went by looking at the tracks.