How To Handle Being Criticized. To Be Less Defensive
When it comes to criticism, it is easier to give than to receive. I have not met a single person that enjoys being criticized. We tend to respond poorly to it. We are all wired to feel defensive when we’re criticized. This is a normal part of life. Defensiveness is universal. It can also ben an enemy to intimacy and connection with others. Since we are wired to feel a certain way, we must exercise personal power into dialing it down.
These seven steps can turn your relationship around. As I often say, knowing the steps and applying them are two different things. It takes motivation, practice, failure and so forth to succeed.
7 Steps To Managing Criticism
Should I Use A Therapist To Learn To Be Less Defensive?
These are some basic skill that can help when others are being critical to you. The main thing I want you to know is that you matter. Others can have opinions, we don’t have to accept them; but we need to listen. Just as if we were giving our opinions to others; we would want to be listened to as well. Finding a therapist to help you deal with criticism and be less defensive.
I have been practicing for the past 10 years. I'd like to talk about what is on my mind as a therapist. In turn, I hope to help my readers and clients.