A lot of people say they don’t mind being criticized as long as it is ‘constructive’. I am one of those people. But even as much as we know that everyone would not always agree with the choices we make and that no matter how much we think we are correct, someone would say we are not. And that’s what makes life the way it is. Variety is the fabric of human character and dispositions. So, why is it that when someone criticizes our actions or choices ‘constructively’, it still stings just that little bit. We understand that we can’t all see things from the same perspective, sometimes ,in fact, we know that this person is actually critiquing our ideas or actions because they care about us and we also know that everyone is entitled to their own opinion. But still, it stings. So, how do you react to criticism? Do you shrug it off mindlessly after the brief moment of painful realization that someone is raising an eyebrow at what you do? , do you let it get to you so much that you begin to second guess yourself? do you take a moment to rationally consider the other person’s viewpoint and accept that you were maybe wrong? or do you rationally consider the other person’s viewpoint and still stick to your guns?
How do you react to criticism? Is there a right way to react to criticism? What is it about you that people the criticize the most.
I get this a lot: ‘ You keep to yourself too much and you are kind of a snub’.