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People don’t like their faults pointed out; but we should welcome criticism. Criticism is the expression of disapproval of someone or something based on perceived faults or mistakes. Check it, there are different type of criticism like constructive and destructive criticism. The reaction to being criticized is where many go wrong.

Constructive criticism can help us improve; but destructive criticism is a waste of time. We’re not perfect. Improving a situation should always be the goal. People are defensive when they are attacked. To get the most out of being criticized we need to know if the comments hold any weight. “Do they apply to us?” Secondly, we need to know the difference between constructive and destructive criticism. “Is this person giving good advice?” Lastly does the critic have the right perspective. “Do they know what they are talking about?” Remember once we open our mouth after being criticized we are inviting them to say something else and argue their point.

Depending on the critic it might be worth the time to get our point across. Stressing our point can make us realize things. Once we are able to reflect on the remarks that where made we will know if there is room for improvement or not. Avoid destructive critics who have little to no influence on our life and long term goals. Remember our number one goal is to improve our faults. Their is nothing wrong with criticism, but know the difference in good advice and bad advice.