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Posted November 26, 2012 by

Appreciating Criticism Doesn’t Make You a Doormat! Embrace it

CollegeRecruiter.comTaking criticism is a part of life and how we handle it is important in both our professional and personal lives.  The following post discusses some benefits of criticism and strategies for dealing with it.

“Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfills the same function as pain in the human body. 
It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things.”
~ Winston Churchill

Learning how to accept criticism is crucial for personal improvement. It’s the most direct way to discover what you need to improve.  However, accepting criticism can be emotionally challenging. After all, we’re only human and most people don’t enjoy hearing negative things about themselves.  It’s hard to not take criticism personally.  The first step towards self-improvement is to be fully aware of your strengths.

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Appreciating Criticism Doesn’t Make You a Doormat! Embrace it