One of the great challenges in life is dealing with critics and criticism.
I am dreading my upcoming performance evaluation. I hate hearing anything negative about my job. What can I do to prepare for this conference and not react so negatively to what my boss has to say?
Criticism in any form hurts. But it doesn’t have to be this way. For instance, constructive criticism is very helpful and can help you make vast improvements. The key to dealing with criticism is to have a good feeling about yourself. The reason criticism hurts is because it validates how you feel about your life. When you hear criticism, try digging a little deeper than the surface to better understand.
This Criticism – Why it Hurts and What to Do About It Worksheet will help you discover how to respond to criticism.
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