You’re not doing it right.
Can’t you see that’s the complete opposite of what you’re trying to say?
Sounds familiar? You’ve either heard this being said to you or (infinitely more interesting), you’ve said this to someone else. Nobody likes criticism. It’s hard to hear it, it’s annoying to accept and it’s downright irritating to set out and correct it.
Half the time, though, I’m the one giving the critique, finding myself in Jack Nicholson’s position where he’s yelling his head off in the courtroom in A Few Good Men. *Aside: That’s a great movie! Continue reading “Can you handle criticism of your work?”