(n.) The shameful voice from within which unduly discourages reasonable risk-taking because of fear of failure or embarassment.
John "I was about to ask Jen if she wanted to go out Friday, but then her girlfriend came up and they started talking about this other guy. So I figured she probably just wasn't that in to me. I quietly slipped away"
Tom "There goes your inner pussy again. You've got to learn to man up"
Doug "I really like owning Apple stock, but I've got, like, all my dough invested and it might go down"
Mark "That's just your inner pussy talking. Take off the skirt and buy some more on margin"