Focus instead on lining out clear goals with results that are measurable related to your creative stuff. Track your progress and only criticize your ability to get it done. Focus on making a painting, not on how the painting turns out, ect.
Here are some other ways TE manifests itself, in a horrible way when it comes to myself:
> Crippling perfectionism. Any creative endeavor done, has to have some kind of logical application to the real world, I.E: Fantastical dreamscapes, or anything I would think of/imagine would be shot down immediately. My inner-monologue would say: "That's fucking stupid. No wonder no one likes you. You're fucking crazy."Make set goals to socialize with people. Today I will talk with 3 people. Today I will hold a 5 minute conversation with someone close to me who I haven't talked to in a while. Shit like that. Focus on getting it done, not on the results at first.>I've lost a lot of compassion, and open-mindedness towards the world and people. I have a negative view on the world, and the people in it. I have isolated myself in the past few months, being afraid of engaging with people in fear of being criticized. I feel very numb towards socialization, seeing it as a task to get over and done with as quick as possible. (I'm closing myself off to new experiences, which feeds NE)People will always let you down. You will let others down. It happens. Accept this fact, and then focus on ways to turn your flaws into strengths and commit to bettering yourself that you don't have time to focus on the flaws of others.>I have been heavily critical of others I've engaged with, and how they don't fall-in-line with my own ideals.Stop talking shit to yourself. Talk yourself up, but set realistic achievable goals with results you can measure over time.>I may be critically heavy on others, but that doesn't hold a candle to how critical I am to myself. Whenever something happens, I direct sharp insults to myself telling me how worthless and how much of a piece of shit I am for procrastinating. Even after all of my achievements, and achieving the highest grade possible... I still feel it isn't enough, and it didn't make me happy.Use daydreaming to your advantage. Use it for visualizations for what you want to achieve, and the steps you need to do to achieve said thing.>I can't see the possibility anything, no matter how hard I try. I know this is the antithesis of a healthy NE. Whenever I do snap into that natural state of day-dreaming, I feel the need to punish myself because of how "Dopey" it is.Find out what you're doing wrong or what's giving you anxiety over it, find solutions to it, then work on making daily progress to fix it every day until you no longer have that problem. Or change your mindset. Make a list of all your insecurities and shit you tell yourself that's negative, and think or do the opposite every time it happens.>I am also very sensitive to situations, often reading into them too much. Such as social situations, I end up beating myself up again, and expecting better from myself.Harness your Te to achieve your goals, not to block you or hold you back by criticizing yourself and stressing yourself out unnecessarily.If anyone is going through something similar/ has gone through something similar and has any advice. I would be extremely grateful. It would be nice to know I'm not alone, and it certainly would be nice to figure out some way out of this fresh hell I've creative for myself... so that I may appreciate myself for the "Crazy shit" I do.
TDLTR: I'm stuck in a dreaded TE grip, what activities should I engage in to utilize proper use of my FI-NE?