How to deal with important criticism

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					                                                                       - Vol. 1, Number 10

 How to Deal With
 Important Criticsm

                                  When you get important criticism, you want
                                  to know how to get the best out of it. Use-
                                  ful criticism is one of the best ways to make
                                  yourself into a better person. Follow these
                                  steps to get the most out of useful criticism.

                                  Ask For Feedback
                                  Find out exactly what others object to about
                                  you. If someone tells you “You are bad,”
                                  that’s not good enough. Find out exactly                Please enter your email
                                  why that person thinks that way. Be very                address and press Submit.
                                  persisent--find out why the other person
                                  feels the way he does. Vague criticism is
                                  worthless to you.                                               Submit

Guess At Reason
If a person refuses to give you reasons for criticizing you, keep guessing at
your faults until you get the right one. This may be the only way to find out
what displeases the other person.
                                                                                       Work for some-
Don’t Be Defensive                                                                     thing because
If you act defensively, you may not be able to benefit from useful criticism.
Don’t be sarcastic or intimidate the other person. You want to learn how to            it is good, not
become a better person from the criticism.                                             just because it
Ask the person how you can change your objectionable behavior; be open to              stands a chance
reasonable suggestions.                                                                to succeed.
                                                                                       - Vaclav Havel

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