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The Way to Handle Negative Feedback

Updated: Jan 22




View the feedback from your critic's point of view

To avoid receiving feedback in a negative way, put yourself in the shoes of your critic. Seeing the situation from a different perspective often helps you realize that what seems acceptable to you may not be to others.


Ask for feedback often

“Asking for feedback frequently means that you will receive it in smaller, manageable portions.”

When you go out of your way to ask others in your life for honest feedback, it allows you to get comfortable with constructive criticism. Asking for feedback frequently means that you will receive it in smaller, manageable portions.


Take time to process your emotions

It is easy to have an emotional reaction when hearing negative comments; remain calm. Once the feedback process has ended, it is then okay to release your emotions in private to relieve your stress.

View the feedback from your critic's point of view

To avoid receiving feedback in a negative way, put yourself in the shoes of your critic. Seeing the situation from a different perspective often helps you realize that what seems acceptable to you may not be to others.


Ask clarifying questions

“When accepting feedback, make sure you understand the critic’s intent. If anything is unclear, ask for their feedback to know how to fix the issue.”

Determine whether the feedback is constructive or destructive

Take constructive feedback to heart, but be wary of internalizing destructive feedback. How do you tell the difference between these two types of criticism? Constructive criticism intends to create positive change. Destructive criticism might not provide a reason behind their criticism, may have ulterior motives, and may use demeaning language. If your critic does not seem to want to help you in the first place, the bottom line is that it is probably not worth letting their negative criticism affect your actions.

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