Janet L. Chang
Dec 6, 2018 · 1 min read

Ah, there was a reason I mentioned less *self*-conscious, not less conscious! When you are self-conscious, you’re in a state of high self-criticism, and gripped by feelings of fear and anxiety about how the people around you will see or perceive you (mostly, in a negative light). I was sharing the observation that when those feelings of self-criticism subsided, I was more relaxed and accepting of myself, and better able to connect with others as a result. Hope that clarifies things!

    Janet L. Chang

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    Mental health and #metoo advocate. RUE Scholar @Brown. Voracious reader. Tea drinker and life ponderer. Another human in progress.