Have you been overly critical of yourself lately? How and why have you done this? Of course I always have been. I feel like I need to blame myself for so much in life. I feel inadequate and I've always felt that way. Lately I've been blaming myself for a series of things that happened this year. I've felt like I'm not living up to where I need to right now. I don't have the right job I haven't finished my college education. I'm still living with my mother and I'm just not getting where I want right now.