RESPONDING TO CRITICISM
When we hear others being critical of something we’ve done, we tend to believe that they are being critical of ‘us’ rather than our actions. This may be because we’ve been criticised in an unhelpful way in the past, which resulted in feeling blamed, rejected or unwanted.
However, very often the person offering criticism is intending the criticism to be helpful to us, pointing out the affect of our actions. If we were able to accept that criticism in the spirit in which it was intended, then maybe we could make positive helpful changes.
So we can respond in a more helpful way.
Self Help Books
When I Say No, I Feel Guilty: How to Cope, Using the Skills of Systematic Assertive Therapy