You suck! Now what? The psychology of handling criticism


This post originally appeared on the Crew blog. Nobody likes being told that they suck at anything. But no matter how you dress it up, that’s what most of us hear when we receive criticism. Not all of us deal with criticism the same way. Some people are great at taking criticism and using it to improve their work while others may feel completely crushed by even the most minimal critical feedback. For me, receiving any kind of public criticism is likely to result in a lot of sweating and blushing (not the most ladylike response, I know). The nice thing about…

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