Criticism naturally incites negative emotions in us, but with knowledge and practice, we can turn criticism into a positive experience. A key requirement is to be able to differentiate between hate, and those offering opportunity and insight into your improvement. Having a strong sense of self-worth, and self-esteem will allow for learning and growth. Try to take a step back and respond carefully to the criticism, not emotionally react. Don’t let it ruin your mood-take every critique as a potential lesson!
- Criticism makes some people angry and defensive, while others blame themselves and become less motivated.
- You have to learn how to detach yourself from criticism before you can stop taking it personally.
- Learn how to tell the difference between someone who is offering constructive criticism and a hater.
“There are very few people who take criticism for what it is – and those are the truly secure ones”