- May 28, 2011
- California, USA
How well do you handle criticism? Let's say you complete a project you're proud of or achieve something you've been working hard on, and then tell a friend or family member about it, and they just tell you ways you could improve it, without any positive feedback. Does that annoy you, or are you able to maintain an attitude that you don't care what they think?
I try to maintain that indifferent attitude to avoid feeling bad, although it can be hard. I think some people think they are genuinely being helpful and giving you "constructive criticism" or advice, and may be uncomfortable or unwilling to offer praise. Personally I always try to give praise, even if it's to be followed with advice, everyone needs that motivation, and you can usually always find something good about what they did.
Any tips for handling this situation, when someone just criticizes or offers advice when all you wanted to do was share something you were proud of?