Simone Simmons was a friend and confidante of Princess Diana, and says in her bio Diana: The Last Word that Diana “was one of the most insecure people I had ever met. …
“On the surface, of course, she appeared to have everything going for her.
“But, like a number of other well-known and successful women who find themselves in the harsh glare of the public limelight, that wasn’t enough.”
Princess Diana is among a number of talented women who have experienced high levels of anxiety and self criticism, and have self-injured to deal with painful feelings – including Fiona Apple, Drew Barrymore, Angelina Jolie and Christina Ricci.
Read some quotes on the page Cutting – self-injury
Fortunately, self-injury can be moderated or treated.
One of my related articles Being Creative and Self-critical
Also see the page: Emotional Health Resources
and Facebook / Emotional Health and Creativity