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Constructive Criticism

Criticism: Can You Take It?

Dr. Hendrie Weisinger | Posted 01.08.2016 | Business
Dr. Hendrie Weisinger

You can't use criticism to your advantage if you are not going to at least listen to it. Align your definition of criticism with its historical helpful intent by programming yourself with the thought "criticism is information that can help me grow."

5 Reasons Why Feedback Is Important

Karen Naumann | Posted 12.08.2015 | Business
Karen Naumann

It's the end of the year, which means feedback and year-end conversations are coming up for many of us. Do you actually remember the last time somebo...

5 Keys to Dealing with Criticism in the Music Industry

Patrick Hess | Posted 08.17.2015 | Entertainment
Patrick Hess

Since criticism can come from different sources, it sometimes helps to contextualize them for perspective. Then it is possible to work through the motivations of the critic in order to handle what was said in the best way.

Tell Me I Suck, Please

Sean Smith | Posted 07.29.2014 | Business
Sean Smith

There is a beauty about objective feedback. Sometimes it hurts, but it's objective, and it means something. If you can take negative feedback, even when you want to emotionally retaliate, it will do eons for what you can achieve.

Giving and Accepting Criticism

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 06.21.2014 | Business
Lisa Mirza Grotts

Giving criticism of any kind is difficult, though it is often the job of managers and business executives to do so. If we want to be helpful when correcting the mistakes of others, we must always be mindful of the way we do it. Of course, accepting criticism can be even harder to do.

Non-Reactive Listening

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 06.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Jules and Sue came into marriage counseling clueless as to why there was so much pain and suffering in their relationship. After listening to each of ...

Learn How to Take Criticism, or Be Prepared to Fail

Matt Walsh | Posted 04.22.2014 | Business
Matt Walsh

There are two types of criticisms -- constructive and destructive. Your success in life will rely on your ability to ignore the second type and listen to the first.

Can I Give You Some Feedback?

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

One of the greatest benefits of exchanging feedback is that it promotes intimacy, trust, respect and appreciation in relationships.

Telling a Co-Worker He Has Body Odor

Maureen Anderson | Posted 11.09.2013 | Business
Maureen Anderson

Once upon a time I worked with a gentleman who had body odor. I didn't have to work with him often, mind you -- or for very long.

10 Ways to Know If Your Career Dreams Are Realistic

Tara Sophia Mohr | Posted 05.04.2013 | Women
Tara Sophia Mohr

Most women and girls are profoundly held back by their inner critics -- but they often don't know it and they certainly haven't been given the tools to do anything about it.

Fear of Criticism

Hulya Aksu | Posted 03.25.2013 | Women
Hulya Aksu

I am the first person to admit that I don't like to admit my flaws or failures when they are pointed out by someone other than myself. But, if you criticized me the right way, I may actually listen and not be offended.

Four Tips For Getting Constructive Feedback

Patricia Crisafulli | Posted 02.12.2012 | Fifty
Patricia Crisafulli

Creativity does not thrive in a vacuum. Eventually, what you have created in secret or composed on the sly wants to come out and be noticed. This is where things can get tricky, particularly if you are new to a creative pursuit. In these instances, soliciting feedback can be an emotionally difficult process rife with vulnerability and hurt feelings. Worse yet, there is the danger that you will turn a less than enthusiastic response into rejection of you.

The Critical Condition

Bess Rowen | Posted 12.28.2011 | Arts
Bess Rowen

Everyone might be a critic, but I am always rather surprised when people believe that part of being asked to review a show is to find fault with it.

A Quick Fix For Defensiveness

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 09.30.2011 | Healthy Living
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

I rarely admit this, but I am a very defensive person. I have wanted to do something about it for a long time -- It's not an attractive quality. I'm not proud.

Why Criticism is Important to Success

Grant Cardone | Posted 08.28.2011 | Business
Grant Cardone

Success is limited only by how much attention you can get for yourself, your products and your ideas. The right amount of attention will always attrac...

Women: Do You Have Trouble Accepting Constructive Criticism?

Lisa Blackwell | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Blackwell

We all have areas in which we need to improve, and one way to help identify these areas is receiving feedback, or constructive criticism from others. ...

Can Pathological Politics Be Reversed?

Kathleen Reardon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kathleen Reardon

We can all choose to extricate ourselves from the unwanted repetitive episodes of vile talk we're in. And expect the same from our leaders. But first we must notice that we're in such destructive patterns.

How To Take Criticism: Taylor Swift vs. Bob Lefsetz

Ruth Gerson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ruth Gerson

I have been stung like Swift. It's never fun. But the more experience you have with it, and the less you care about what some guy thinks of your work, the more you learn to save your energy for what is important.

Help! My Co-Worker Is Now My Boss

Fred Whelan and Gladys Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Fred Whelan and Gladys Stone

Keep in mind that this is a new position for your boss and that s/he will be figuring this out as they go. If they stumble, that should not reinforce to you that the wrong person got the promotion.