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How to deal with people who criticize you

By M.Farouk Radwan, MSc.

How to deal with people who criticize you

How to deal with people who criticize you?
How can you deal with critical comments?
Should you just reply to criticism right away? or should you turn on the defensive side?

From the outside criticism might appear the same everywhere but from the inside each critical comment has a deep meaning behind it. If you want to know how to deal with people who criticize you then you first need to understand the critical comment and the intention of the person who said it.

In this article i will tell you how to deal with people who criticize you.

Dealing with people who criticize you

A person might criticize you because he wants you to be a better person. This is usually why most parents criticize their children. While criticism might not be the best way to motivate you still the intention of the person who made it was good.

Dealing with people who criticize you because of wanting your own good should be done by telling them in a friendly way that they can use any better method to motivate you other than criticizing you.

Some people criticize others out of jealousy. If a person is jealous of you then he might criticize you in order to make you feel bad. In order to deal with a person who criticizes you because of jealousy you must confront him with the fact that you are aware that his critical comment has a bad intention behind it.

As soon as you confront someone with his bad intentions (without telling him about the intentions you concluded of course) the person will become defensive and he will think twice before criticizing you once again.

Some people criticize others to elevate their own self worth and to feel good about themselves. In the Solid Self confidence program i said that some people became overly critical because of their lack of self confidence. A third group criticizes others in order to catch the attention of the people present or to prove that they are superior. Again dealing with people who criticize you because of these reasons should be done by confronting them.

Quick formula for dealing with people who criticize you:

Here is a Quick formula for dealing with people who criticize you:

  • Recognize the intention: don't ever respond to a critical comment quickly before you understand the intention behind it so that you can think of the best way to deal with the person who said it
  • Don't turn defensive: One of the biggest mistakes people do when dealing with people who criticize them is turning on the defensive side right away by trying to give explanations for their actions. Instead of doing so you must first find out whether the critical comment makes any sense or whether its out of jealousy or any of the previously mentioned reasons
  • Confront people who criticize you: The best way to deal with a person who criticizes you because of a bad intention is to let him know that you are aware of the bad intentions behind his critical comments. In such a case the person who criticized you will turn on the defensive side.

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