Second lesson: You are hard wired to be finely in tune with your capabilities. It's a blessing and a curse. Try to use that ability to build yourself up and become stronger, instead of tearing yourself apart.
Your gift gives you two ways to self-assess, and in the absence of external assessment it will be all that you have. You can view your actions from "If I had done this perfectly" or from "If I had done nothing at all."
X = Internal assessment of yourself and actions.
Nothing ----------------- X ---- Perfection
When it comes to confidence, focus on the gap between if you did nothing and where you see yourself. Once that's done, THEN you can focus on the gap between yourself and your perfect ideal.
Who says they don't? Some types surely need less feedback than the ISFP, but there are others that need far more. It just expresses itself differently.I wonder why other types don't need the same level of feedback?
Well, would you be the person that you are without it? Do you think you'd have the same positive impact on the world if you didn't analyze yourself the way you did?I really dislike that side of me and I've been trying to drive it out of me for as long as I can remember. I've mostly got rid of it but it still rears it's ugly head from time to time.
For better and for worse, it's part of who you are. Instead of denying that aspect of your nature, learn to control it instead of having it control you.