By Merja Willock
Do you like being criticized? Do any of the below situations sound familiar?
- You remember critique over praise, and it can ruin your whole day. You also remember all those things for years and have hard feelings toward people who you feel have mistreated you in some way.
- You are predisposed to trying to please everyone. For you, reward comes from outside, and thus you seek other people’s attention. However, you have difficulty believing the compliments that you are given, and you don’t believe in yourself.
- Your inner voice and translation system turns everything that you hear or read into negative toned critique.
- When you hear critique, your first thought is that you have failed.