There has been so much name-calling, character assassination, and vitriol in this election season, that it has made me wonder if we'll be able to heal our friendships when we have a new president in the White House.
It's true that even the most thick-skinned of individuals wince when criticized and struggle to cope with the blow to the ego that it causes. Whilst criticism of any sort is never fun, there are ways to lessen its impact. Here are four highly effective rules that make criticism hurt a bit less.
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.