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 than happy 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 style, 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.
by Iammagneta November 18, 2009