He is my protector.
He looks out for my safety.
He can be a bit dramatic.
He tells me how I can do better.
He rarely says well done (we are working on this).
I sometimes let him take over and lead the day.
He is a perfectionist.
He loves to do lists (and will talk about all the things that should be on it when I am trying to get to sleep).
He likes ideas and tends to procrastinate.
He is my worst critic.
He is there for me in a crisis (he is great in a crisis).
He is so good in a crisis sometimes he tries to create them.
He questions me.
He helps me relate with others.
He is my self-care and self-preservation.
He can be a bit of an A-Hole.
He means well.
He tells me I am an imposter.
With patients and consistency he can be reasoned with.
He has a fear of failure and rejection.
Sometimes we are in harmony, most of the time we are bickering and the odd time we have a blazing row (I am getting better at winning).
He can be a glass half empty type but with a gentle reminder is getting better at seeing things differently.
I have had a habit of ignoring him completely in the past.
He needs to be listened to and reasoned with.
He isn’t always loud, just chattering away in the background.
He has a habit of going from 0–100 on 0.3 seconds if I don’t listen to the chatter.
His favourite sayings start with ‘ you should have’, I told you’, ‘Why did you’, ‘why didn’t you just’. ‘They will’
Nigel is my inner talk, my stress, my anxiety and my worry.
Get ready to see more of him…
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Originally published at www.kateforknell.com