Constructive criticism can be very helpful feedback, so it's best to listen without preconceptions. Accept and allow, which doesn't mean necessarily to like or agree.
Norman Vincent Peale also said: "The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism."
Welcome constructive criticism but just ignore negative criticism; it's not meant to be helpful. As Eleanor Roosevelt said, "Do what you feel in your heart to be right - for you'll be criticized anyway. You'll be damned if you do and damned if you don't."
Negative people will pull you into the gutter if they can. That's not to say keep your head in the clouds, we do indeed need to listen and be realistic, but don't allow yourself to be reduced to the level of envy and hatred expressed by some critics.
People blame and shame all the time. And that’s on their good days. When they really have an ax to grind, they add insults, curses, ridicule and humiliation. Unless you’re extremely lucky, you, at some time, will be on the receiving end of such put-downs. How do you respond? Continues...
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