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  • Writer's pictureDarren Timms

Feedback V CRiticism!

Feedback V Criticism.

When it contains truth, criticism can hurt because it often challenges our self-image and can feel like an attack on our character.

It's natural to feel defensive when someone points out our flaws or mistakes. However, constructive criticism can be an opportunity for growth and self-improvement if we can process and learn from it.

The key is to separate the criticism from our sense of self and to focus on the specific behaviour or action that needs improvement rather than taking it as a blanket condemnation of our worth as a person.

Additionally, how the criticism is delivered and the relationship with the critic can also impact how it is received and affect its emotional impact.

Feedback can hurt similarly to criticism, especially if perceived as negative or judgmental. However, feedback is helpful and empowering if the recipient is a student of life and embraces a growth mindset.

The difference between criticism and feedback lies in the intention behind it. Feedback is usually given to help the recipient improve, grow, or learn, while criticism often has a negative connotation and focuses more on pointing out flaws or mistakes.

The way feedback is delivered, such as the tone and language used, can influence its impact and whether it is received as hurtful or helpful.

Bottom line. It's essential to keep in mind that feedback and constructive criticism are valuable tools for growth and development, and it's up to the recipient to determine how to use them.

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