I love it! I will have to watch that movie. Silencio Larry!Your Larry sounds like the nasty (rather than careful) version of Bruno from the movie Luca:
I did end up finding a good web page about the inner critic. It also put me in mind of some of the work and discussions I have had with my most recent ex. I called him and we had a nice chat which we both got something out of. I asked him if he could ever remember a time in his childhood when he didn't have the inner critic. In my case, I can, I do. I remember being a whole child. She was competitive and dominant, intelligent and creative, successful at just about everything she tried and didn't know any social fear. I don't want or desire to be that same girl I once was, to roll back the clock on life's wisdom. But I do think I can feel more grounded if I spend some time visiting with her, like an old friend. After all...she has known me all my life.