I am a third year PhD Student in math. I am studying abroad from my country. I need some advice.

I have been working with my supervisor on our paper and my thesis. I always check with him every things. Whenever i made mistakes, he would increased his voice, then i feel so bad. For instance, I am going to give a talk some where. I asked him to check my presentation. He told me, that was not his duty even though he checked and he found some problems. He told me, what hell you are doing?

I feel so guilty a lot. Indeed, i am wondering, why I made some mistakes, why i can not make my own paper.

I work a lot but it seems it does not productive, as my colleagues works less than me but they are more productive than me.

Maybe, because of difference cultures i have this problem. Though, friend of mine(we are from same country) has not this problem. I need to finish my PhD, but feeling guilty and low self confidence offend me a lot. I will be appreciated to hear any advice that may help me.

  • This seems to be a duplicate of your other recent question. I don't see that answers would be different for the two questions. – Buffy Jun 8 '19 at 15:37
  • Yeah, there is same things between them but i did not mentioned any things about my feeling. That is why, i made another question. – Michal Jun 8 '19 at 15:39
  • You can also edit the old question, of course. That is usually the better option unless you have a truly different question. On the other hand. My vote alone was enough to close it and I'm a bit uncomfortable about that. If others object, I will reconsider. You might just add a note about cultural differences to your earlier question if you think that is a factor. Your advisor seems a bit harsh. – Buffy Jun 8 '19 at 15:43
  • And, for what it is worth, I don't see that you have reason to be guilty. Sad, perhaps, but not guilty. – Buffy Jun 8 '19 at 16:10
  • I feel guilty, as i told you. Because i thought, why i made a mistake. – Michal Jun 8 '19 at 17:17

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