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The one thing (plus 24,999) that I dislike about myself is that I focus ON THE ONE. One what? The one negative critique on something I’ve done. I find this to be truer in real life versus virtual. There can be twenty great reviews or praises, but that one negative, I'll pick it up and cradle it like a baby, then carry it on my shoulders.
Don’t get me wrong, I love feedback and learn from it. But sometimes snarky and harsh criticism reminds of the internet troll and does not deserve a response, my time or even thoughts on the matter. And yet...
- get my feelings hurt.
- become angry.
- vow to never do that activity ever again.
- have discussions with myself in the mirror. (This is most disturbing.)
You can read more at the links below about the brain on criticism:
Why “Constructive Feedback” Doesn’t Improve Performance
What Criticism Does to Your Employee’s Brains
I am definitely a work in progress. I'm a dope, I mean.... Get it? Never mind.