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99 Great Quotes That Will Help You Handle Criticism

William Gilmore Simms

"The dread of criticism is the death of genius."

William Gilmore Simms

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9 Tips To Give Constructive Criticism
  1. Use the "feedback sandwich" method when advising. Give a positive comment, then the feedback that could potentially be construed as criticism, and finish by reiterating the positive. Th...
Constructive Criticism

However needed it may be, people often view criticism as hurtful and feel attacked. And that puts them on the defensive, meaning they won’t be able to truly absorb what’s being criticized.

That’s why constructive criticism is a helpful skill to develop when dealing with other people. Knowing how to do it drastically affects how the message is received.

Accepting criticism

Criticism weighs more on our emotions than praise does. 

We remember negative events more vividly than positive ones, and we give more emotional weight to a loss than an equivalen...

Overvaluation of negativity

We tend to be more passive in life than we would be if we weighed negativity and positivity the same.

Bad outcomes seem to weight more in terms of punishment than good outcomes weight in terms of benefit, so it can seem sensible to speak out and try new things as infrequently as possible.

Elbert Hubbard
Elbert Hubbard

“To escape criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.

Leadership and fear

In today's social economy, servant leaders will cast a company vision and enroll their followers to express their voice as co-creators and co-contributors to the vision. 

And their firs...

Leadership and trust

Good leadership doesn't happen without trust.

Trusting leadership behaviors great companies are known for:

  • Create transparency
  • Confront reality
  • Practice accountability
  • Talk straight
  • Right wrongs
Leadership and feedback

Good leaders are willing to listen to feedback.

A leader who listens is open and accountable: he can filter out criticism or drama and find the facts in order to respond appropriately.