Criticism, and feedback can be given to us in so many different ways, and can arrive from so many different places. Constructive criticism is a necessity for personal and professional development and also for strengthening relationships. We don’t always get the opportunity for such, but when we do, being receptive to feedback is essential.
But, and it is a big BUT, feedback and criticism can hurt. We all say we want feedback, but actually all we want is to be liked, loved, to fit in, and for people to think we’re great.