self-critical

adjective
self-crit·​i·​cal | \ ˌself-ˈkri-ti-kəl How to pronounce self-critical (audio) \

Definition of self-critical

: inclined to find fault with oneself : critical of oneself a self-critical perfectionist … helping patients identify and challenge pessimistic or self-critical thoughts that cause or perpetuate depression.— Mary A. Whooley

First Known Use of self-critical

1841, in the meaning defined above

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“Self-critical.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-critical. Accessed 17 Jun. 2021.

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