According to dictionary criticism is: “the expression of disapproval of someone or something on the basis of perceived faults or mistakes”. So the major fact in the definition you will get is only the word “disapproval”. No one likes disapproval; everyone is hero in their own movie. Everyone is righteous in their own bible. So when one demonstrates the signs of disapproval through their words or gestures. An invisible wall is created that separates the thought of both the party just like a hero’s ideology is differentiated to the one of the villain in fiction. What is the ultimate outcome of the criticism? We have the first reaction in common is to defend ourselves, and if we find the critic a bit harsh the critic is lashed back with complete force.
Other than this basic instinct I have devised some of basic yet effective ways (one at a time) to deal with Adolf Criticism.
Thanking the Critic
Even if someone is harsh and rude, thank them. They might have been having a bad day, or maybe they’re just a negative person in general. But even so, your attitude of gratitude will probably catch them off-guard.
And you know what? My habit of thanking my critics has actually won a few of them over. They became friends of mine, and eventually a couple of them became some of my biggest proponents. All because of a simple act of saying thank you for the criticism. It’s unexpected, and often appreciated.
And even if the critic doesn’t take your “thank you” in a good way.It’s still good to do — for yourself. It’s a way of reminding yourself that the criticism was a good thing for you. A way of keeping yourself humble. You must always remember that criticism you are facing is only on your action, not on your self. Always separate your personality from your action. By doing this you will automatically separate criticism from your self. You will be able to directly relate it to the actions on which you are criticized.