Self-talk and Behaviour Research
Please tick below those thoughts and behaviours that you recognise in yourself and use the last ‘box’ to add any of your thoughts and behaviours not covered by this list.
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Please tick the thoughts and behaviours that you recognise in yourself:
Who do you think you are?
What makes you think you’re so special?
I feel disappointed in myself for not being good enough.
I feel embarrassed that I’m not making it.
I feel tearful that however hard I try I feel useless underneath.
I smile and congratulate others on their success while inside I cringe with my lack of it.
I feel low and unimportant.
I feel powerless to change things for the better.
Why can’t I shake myself out of it?
I’m not good enough.
Maybe I’m not supposed to be successful?
I apply to do something and then back out when I get offered a place.
It’s just no use trying!
I don’t have what it takes!
No matter what I do I just don’t feel good enough.
I’m just no good.
If they find out I’m a fraud I’ll lose everything!
I’ll never get it right!
I’ve really had it!
If only I was smarter!
I’m so stupid!
I just can’t do it!
What will people think of me if they find out?
I wish I could disappear!
I avoid award giving occasions as it’s just too painful.
I’m out of their league!
I might as well give up!
I feel frustration that I just can’t make it.
I’m not smart enough!
I don’t have the right qualifications!
I feel such a failure!
I only apply for jobs or projects well within my capacity or at a lower level.
I don’t apply for anything that might show me up.
I’m such a failure!
I screw everything up!
I’m too uptight!
I know I’m being being hard on myself.
I beat myself up with negative criticism when I think I didn’t do well.
I’m terrified that I’ll get caught out.
I’m terrified that if people really knew what I am my world will fall apart.
I destroy everything I touch.
Who would want me!
I’m never going to be good at this no matter how I try.
How much I like myself depends on how much other people like me.
I feel broken…
Please write in this box any other habitual things you do or say to yourself about not feeling good enough.
Thank you for completing this questionnaire. Please know every single thing you ticked is a learned behaviour. Who you really are is a beautiful Wild Soul full of potential and true magnificence. Hold that close next time the negative self-talk hits!
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