I failed. I am filled with regret; I keep punishing myself.
I have a phobia, such as fear of heights, fear of spiders, claustrophobia, etc.
I am a Christian, but I avoid talking about my beliefs with non-Christians.
I have abandonment issues, so I don't trust. I expect to be left or hurt by anyone I trust.
I feel out of control. The more uncontrollables in my life, the more headaches, stomach problems and other physical ailments I develop.
The real me isn't worthy. I hide who I really am so they'll accept me or like me.
I have a painful past, which I have a hard time letting go of. It affects me to this day.
I'm overwhelmed. I don't sleep well. I feel anxious that I'm feeling anxious!
I embarrass easily. I cover up my embarrassment so they won't whisper about me.
When it comes to taking a risk, I'm afraid to try because I might fail.
When it comes to making a change, I don't do well with change - it can push me over the edge.
When it comes to making a mistake, I fix the mistake and hide the evidence so no one will know.
If I'm trying to make a new friend, I think poorly of myself and I imagine I'll be ignored or rejected.
When I deal with pain, no matter how small, I feel so much self-pity it's hard to think about anything else.
When I succeed at something, I downplay it, afraid I'll have to live up to expectations I can't meet.
If I'm too busy, my worry escalates, especially about what I'm not getting done.
I push myself, and I can never relax, because there's always something I'm not getting done.
If I haven't met someone's expectations, I hide my shortcomings in order to avoid criticism.
If I'm going to an unsafe area, I obsess about all the possible threats and danger.
When I speak in public, I'm terrified I'll forget my words and make a fool of myself.
When I blow it, I get stubborn, and have a hard time apologizing and admitting I was wrong.
When I am a visitor, I get self-conscious. I'm afraid I'll look awkward and have to sit alone.
If I am feeling insecure, I make myself even more anxious by comparing myself to others.
If I said something I regret and I'm telling someone else about it later, I'll rephrase what I said to make it sound not so bad.