Sometimes, criticism helps us do better. Sometimes, criticism stings because we take it personally. And sometimes, we just let criticism roll off our backs. Let’s look at how to better handle criticism.
Do YOU Know How to Better Handle Criticism
First, we put the concept of criticism in perspective. Sara McGuire notes that:
“As the saying goes, we are our own worst critics. But sometimes other people you tell you what’s bugging them about you as well. How do you respond to negative feedback? Negative feedback encompasses many forms: bad reviews, rejected pitches, negative comments, criticism from your coworkers. No matter how presented is, it might really hurt your ego.”
“It’s not easy to hear that your work isn’t well received. What should you do when someone responds negatively to something you’ve written, or to a presentation you’ve given? Do you take negative feedback and use it to propel you to do better next time? Also, do you dwell on it for a while and then move on? And do you use it to gain new perspective? Finally, do you actually like negative feedback?”
Second, look at these tips from 57 experts in the Venngage infographic. After that, we provide links to other resources.
- Taking Constructive Criticism Like a Champ
- My Problem Is I Can’t Take Criticism
- How to Accept Criticism with Grace and Appreciation
- 7 Guidelines For Accepting Constructive Criticism
- How to Respond Gracefully to Destructive Criticism
- 7 Ways to Turn Destructive Criticism to Your Advantage