To an engineer, positive feedback is dangerous: there's no limit to how big a value you can get, if there is only positive feedback. Everyone knows that squealing noise you get when you talk into a microphone that's too close to its loudspeaker; that's due to unlimited positive feedback.
I also grew up thinking positive feedback was dangerous. I was worried about unlimited growth of my ego; that if I didn't focus on keeping my ego in check, "natural pride" or something would just keep inflating it without bounds. Now, there may be some sort of "natural pride", but I think that's normally kept under control by all the negative input a person gets from outside of themselves. There was certainly no need for me to supply more.
But, once that insulting little whispering voice became a habit, it became very difficult to catch. And it's been going on for so long ...
But hey! This wasn't a post about negative feedback. It's time I re-take my own inner voice; it's time it said something nice about me.
I am a good person.