When your confidence is low it is easy to spot criticism and be too self critical.
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2 female neighbours chatting over garden fence
Neighbour 1: “I haven’t seen you since you had your stroke, but you’re looking well”
Neighbour 2: Thinks: “Looking well, she’s trying to say I’ve put on weight”
If someone said that to you, what would you think?
STOP and think. Do you always hear criticism?
Something to try
It may be helpful to talk to others about how sensitive you feel during conversations.