“The Angel in the House”

“Virginia Woolf considered all books as “surrounded by a circle of invisible censors … [who] admonish us”. She named one major figure “The Angel in the House”, a female voice telling her to be less hostile to/placate men; another “The Spirit of the Age”, an elderly male voice like a customs officer checking her writing for contraband.”
I found this tidbit on wikipedia today while doing some research on the Inner Critic. In the Expanded version of Personal Power Painting we delve deep into the psyche, and examine the inner critic by exploring it and drawing it out.
I love how Virginia Woolf describes the Inner Critic in this passage above. In this analysis, she keenly taps into being aware of the inner critic as personalities to be constantly confronted during the creative process.
Have you had experiences with you inner critic? What were they like?