How Do You Deal With Criticism ?

purselova34

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I think I deal fine with, but I think when some people offer it what they really mean is "here's my chance to tell you off." If it's constructive and sound, I take it well even bad. If the person is just trying to be mean, I tell them how I feel.
 
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Not as well as I'd like to think I do!! I deal with professional criticism treally well, you can only improve from it, but personal not so well, I'm sensitive at heart!
 

gingerB

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not on who is giving it, but HOW it is given. costructive -- i take pretty well, otherwise not so much.
 

Dani

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I take criticism very hard, but I try not to let on. Even if it's construtctive, criticism always makes me feel really bad, and I have a really difficult time dealing with it. If someone criticizes something about my appearance, it gives me a complex!!!

I really need to work on that. :-P
 

pursegalsf

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If it's professional/constructive criticism then I take it well. It's good for me.

But personal criticism, I don't even give them a chance to finish whatever it is they have to say. I tell em' off right away :biggrin:
 

Mariah

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not well at all. even if they're trying to help me, i feel like it's always personal
 

xikry5talix

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Mariah said:
not well at all. even if they're trying to help me, i feel like it's always personal
Same here. I cry pretty easily, even if someone didn't mean it in a hurtful way, I somehow convince myself that they hate me or something.
 

Noriko

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Definitely depends on who is giving it and how it is given...and also if I feel it has any validity. If it does I'll try to work on that area, but if it doesn't I'll shrug it off. I tend to keep an open mind though :biggrin:
 

coco-nut

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I am deeply appreciative of being corrected when I am wrong; it doesn't matter who provides the facts or insights. However, I do not care for unfounded or immaterial sniping.

Fortunately, I don't get to experience much of either.
 

helenNZ

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i think deal with it ok... i mean when i first got some criticism - almost cried! but now im much better and just deal with it!
 

Mariah

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xikry5talix said:
Same here. I cry pretty easily, even if someone didn't mean it in a hurtful way, I somehow convince myself that they hate me or something.
aw, man. maybe we should start a support program! i cry sooooo easily!
 

Lvbabydoll

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^^^ LOL same here! If it's a random person I don't really care and I accept it for what it is. But if it's someone close to me, I don't know what it is, but I don't take it very well. I guess I care too much about what people think of me and sometimes I feel stupid or like I should have known better if someone criticizes me.
 
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It depends why the person is doing it. If they are doing it to help me I am ok with it. If they are doing just to be mean then I get really defensive. I dosn't take much to make me cry either!