Though looking forward to seeing family at traditional holiday gatherings, you agonize that
you might feel judged even though you are usually quite happy
with your life
as it is. Also known by the phrase "Who needs an inner critic when there
are outer ones who seem more
to have me feeling criticized enough?"
Holiday Judgment Phobia
can exist at any age, and cover a wide range of areas feeling raw and exposed for judgment. For example, weight, leg length, hair
color, clothing, shoes, jewelry, make-up, boyfriend, girlfriend, pregnancy, weight, skin, tattoos, piercings, nails, children, manners, vocabulary, education, employment, spouse, ex-spouse, welfare, dishes, food choices, unemployment, pets, living arrangements, friends, enemies, politics, religion, travel, dreams, goals, and current lifestyle
choices in general.