Like stress, putting ourselves down is just one of the commonly accepted psychological conditions we human beings seem to tolerate without putting up too much of a fight. The negative thoughts and feelings we internalize early in life tend to stick with us throughout adulthood and grow even louder when we are going after important goals. The “critical inner voice” describes the self-shaming thoughts we experience and the ways they attack us in various areas of our lives. Identifying these inner voices is the first step in overcoming the negative impact they can have on our mood and behavior. Once we identify these “voices” we can consciously make the effort to think and act against them. If we remain committed in our mission to counter thesenegative self-attacks, systematically as each thought enters our mind, we drastically improve our self-esteem and live with a healthier, more realistic self-image. Take this quiz to find out if you have low self-esteem then read about the critical inner voice and start your journey toward a life free of imagined limitations.