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How to Boldly Face Your Fear of Criticism

How to Boldly Face Your Fear of Criticism | Motivational Leadership |

Many of my clients deal with a fear of criticism. I see it in several aspects of their lives. At work, people fear criticism from their managers and colleagues, so they keep quiet and don't share their opinions. They play it safe. At home, people fear that they'll be criticized by their spouse or partner, so they don't speak their mind. They back down when they sense conflict. In friendships, people often don't have boundaries because they fear that establishing them would lead to criticism or that they would be viewed as selfish.


Whatever the setting, it's this fear that keeps people stuck. For example, by not speaking up and not sharing your ideas, you'll never advance. People won't know your thoughts and will have no reason to recognize your worth and promote you.

Via The Learning Factor, Kevin Watson
The Clear Thinking Partnership's curator insight, July 1, 2015 5:27 AM

This continues to be a tricky area of performance for so many leaders.........

Michael Anderson's curator insight, July 1, 2015 6:57 AM

A very positive article. Well worth reading.

Edwin Abdiel Rodz's curator insight, July 9, 2015 2:13 PM

We all go through the fear of criticism.  Be it about your business, video or even your talent in general.  Fear in itself is a very paralyzing thing, but when it reaches the topic that will source your future it tends to be taking even more seriously than it really is. 

There's this phrase that really calmed me down when I launched my first android app and started receiving negative ratings (not even many... just 2 out of 50).  "Don't sweat it; you have knowledge now".  

Knowledge is the antidote of fear after all.  Criticism shouldn't become a fear because it's actual knowledge of something that could be modified.  

Here are a few tips of how to handle criticism correctly.    There's never any reason to be scared of criticism.

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How To Take Criticism Well

How To Take Criticism Well | Motivational Leadership |

No one likes getting criticism. But it can be a chance to show off a rare skill: taking negative feedback well.

It is a skill that requires practice, humility and a sizable dose of self-awareness. But the ability to learn from criticism fuels creativity at work, studies show, and helps the free flow of valuable communication.

Tempering an emotional response can be hard, especially "if you're genuinely surprised and you're getting that flood of adrenaline and panic," says Douglas Stone, a lecturer at Harvard Law School and co-author of "Thanks for the Feedback."

Via The Learning Factor
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It is always difficult to deal with negative feedback, but there are some techniques to help you  find out more about the feedback

The Learning Factor's curator insight, June 29, 2014 6:16 AM

No one likes getting criticism. But it can be a chance to show off a rare skill: responding to negative feedback well.

Lumus360's curator insight, June 30, 2014 10:19 AM

Great post on getting some form of benefit from #NegativeFeedback -  There has to be some truth in what they've said - right?  But first you have to calm down and let the shock dissipate