How do you handle criticism?
More often than not, I have a tough time handling criticism. For me, my reaction varies depending on who I am receiving it from. Normally, my first reaction is to become defensive, and my second reaction is to become quiet.
I stumbled upon this great post from Positively Positive, 6 Tips for Handling Criticism.
1. Listen to What a Critic Is Saying
2. Don’t Be Defensive
3. Don’t Expose Myself to Criticism from People I Don’t Respect
4. Delay my Reaction
5. Admit my Mistakes
6. Enjoy the Fun of Failure
To read more about the strategies, jump over to the Positively Positive website. Are there any other strategies that you use that you find useful? I think my favorite strategy is number six -- enjoy the fun of failure. As I've previously mentioned, I fear failure and learning to re-frame failure and criticism is something I need to work on.