How to handle criticism ? Are you worrying about being criticised ?
Some people just ignore it move on . But others taking it personally. As well as becoming angry or upset.
6 ways of dealing with criticism.
Making a Fair Assessment
Firstly try staying rational. Even after harsh criticism, making a judgement whether it’s fair or not . Was it intending to be helpful or hurtful?
Message Over Delivery
Secondly many people aren’t good at giving criticism. In this case focusing on the message , rather than the poor delivery will be helpful. By responding in a positive way stops the criticism impacting on you.
Acknowledging No One’s Perfect
Are you denying your own flaws because facing them is difficult ? Make a note of aspects of your own behaviour you’d like improving. Being aware of your own flaws means that you’re less troubled by criticism. As well as responding with well-considered answers.
Are you reading more into criticism? Your boss saying you’ve been less productive lately Maybe they’re just asking if there’s a problem .They’re not saying that you’re a bad worker. Stop reading more into a statement than is said.
Are you being defensive and not understanding where the criticism is coming from ? If so asking questions about why they’re feeling this way. Or for more detailed examples. Has there been a misunderstanding?
If you’re always reacting badly to criticism. Or feeling threatened by people in authority. Are there events in your past that you’re not dealing with? Or perhaps needing help with trust, self-improvement or communication skills?
If so help is at hand. Please get in touch.