Here is proof that I downvoted my own question, and now have the critic badge, even though for a split second, the vote goes down, but then the background code makes it impossible for this occurrence:
I believe that this is a glitch that should be fixed to make sure that nobody gets this badge by accident, like me, or abuses the system to get a free badge. I have never downvoted anyone else’s question nor answer. Why does this happen, and does this happen for any other badge? Nevertheless, we get used to bronze badges eventually. I thought this might be nice to point out.
You still may be able to click my account and see this the question where this badge was gotten from for yourself if you wish. Please correct me and give me feedback!