• Kathy Andrews

How to Train Yourself to Deal with Criticism


Anyone who’s ever been on the receiving end of negative feedback can attest that it sucks.


As we shift into fight-or-flight mode, it’s tempting to 1) heatedly defend ourselves–“It wasn’t my fault!”, 2) mentally check out of a conversation–“What does he know anyway?”, or 3) become frozen in a self-defeating loop of negative thoughts–“I’ll never be good enough.”


Cultivating our capacity to respond with curiosity and consideration when confronted with flaws in our work can make all the difference in our careers. However, that’s much easier said than done.


How can we get over our fear of negative feedback and let it guide us toward our best work?


Read this: How to Train Yourself to Deal with Criticism