You don’t need to be Sherlock Holmes or the most emotionally aware person to know who your fans are, those people who will give you positive feedback, that think you are great – Your colleagues, family and friends are hardwired to say nice things about you.
Are you as good as they might say you are? Do you ask them for feedback and constructive criticism? I mean really ask for it. Most people don’t ask, a few do ask but don’t really want to hear the answer.
If you are brave enough to ask a certain person (you know who they are) for feedback you will get what you asked for. If you really don’t like it then you can reject it and carry on as you are.