Originally Posted by Cheese96
That really caught my attention but I don't think its neccessarily the same thing. There isn't something I'm trying to feed, I'm just bullying myself, saying I'm not good enough.
You feed this thing with your negative emotions.
Also, clearly no one would intentionally feed a parasite. They latch on and feed without your permission. The key is to recognize this. This is why your immediate response was disagreement. Also recognize that these things have survival instincts, so naturally they try to help you behave in ways that feed them.
Try a 30 day trial of finding value in everything that is said to you. The more you pull away from or push away from these unpleasant experiences, the more power you give them to make you feel a certain way.