Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you have been subject to criticism for any damn work and couldn’t arouse your critic’s attention on a rather special project of yours? In business and in general as well you need to be open to criticism and need to know how to behave on criticisms.
People face criticism from home, office and all around, we have prepared this draft to make you aware of the kind of criticism you face and how to handle them. Most critics are your benefactors as they constantly help you in improving and letting you know of your slightest faults.
Keeping this in mind we have made this post and tried to incorporate all possible situations of negative criticism and how to deal with them.
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Criticism is the judgment passed by others often after analyzing and evaluating the person’s work or merits and demerits. It is the expression of approval or disapproval of the persons work, generally used in disapproval. Criticizing is commenting someone on his work and pulling him down.
Criticisms are of many types such as consumerist, political, economic, ethical, sociological, psychological etc but broadly speaking we can categorize criticism as Negative & Positive.
When a person criticizes your work in a positive manner then you know about your faults and demerits and at the same time get encouragement for your good work, this gives you an opportunity to work on your faults and get better with the work in future.
When only demerits and mistakes are highlighted and even false accusations are made in order to tarnish someone’s image out of sheer enmity then that criticism is called negative criticism.
Before diving into the tips for handling criticism lets know about negative criticism and the reasons of negative criticism and how to know if anyone is aiming to defame you with them.
Negative criticism is more slander than just commenting, when the whole comment is discouraging each and every aspect of the work and even providing false information to the target audience. That criticism is just harming you and giving a bad message in the market. Negative criticism is often made deliberately to dampen the image of the person/firm which causes much harm.
People make negative criticism out of envy and they are generally ‘sick’ and just want to make trouble, more often the idea is discouragement and getting the person in low-esteem. By discrediting people’s work and giving out irrational accusations is aimed at destroying the market.
To identify people who criticize you negatively is important as it prepares you to understand your faults or to identify your foes. You must know which criticism is seriously taken and demands a reply and which ones are to be avoided.
Criticism is always helpful; it can be helpful in knowing your faults, some serious mistake or even knowing the audience (you will know who like you and who are becoming enemies’). Over all its beneficial to have a commentary board.
You maybe a busy guy but do not undermine the importance of criticism in your business, as criticisms can do wonders for you. A positive comment can encourage other users to write positive things for you while a negative criticism can get you a bad name. Always check on the criticism your work is getting, this makes you aware of what others are thinking about you and accordingly you can act.
Criticism should not be ignored, especially if you are running a small firm as small businesses have more impact of negative comments, so start addressing your critics from today.
It’s essential to learn how to handle negative criticism well and keep your approach professional, negative criticism can be arousing and often difficult to handle as it tells you to think out of the box. Go through these points and you will be in a much better position to handle them.
If attacks are made at corporations consult with legal adviser and go for a legal suit against such person, this will make sure no one does such a thing in future.
While concluding we should summarize the important things as never ignore your critics views, listen to all criticism and accordingly act do learn from the mistakes and acknowledge when you make some mistake and correct it, it only improves you. Don’t fall for negative criticism and avoid addressing much of them and stand strong as don’t let people spread bad word for you as well. At the end criticism is a great way to improve oneself and get better by others verdict.
Let’s see the latest example of the movie Avatar by James Cameron which had all the critics writing it off even before it hit the cinemas. To name a few Digg & Twitter was full of stories about why James Cameron would fail and the movie to be super flop project, all this created more excitement in people and even those who would have never cared to see that movie went to theatres and eventually made it such a great hit that Avatar is the greatest hit of all times now revenues crossing $2 billion. And for this success a major share goes to the criticism it got and the sensation it created.