It’s hard not to take it personally when someone criticises your thing – your product, your service, your company, your presentation, etc.
Even though they want to stress that it’s not personal, it’s just their professional opinion…it is personal. To you.
You’re invested in that thing.
But here’s why you really should not take it personally…
They can’t possibly know all of the factors and conditions and considerations that got you to this point.
They will never have the whole story.
So, if they don’t have the full picture, how can they possibly provide a complete critique?
So, by all means take note of it, but don’t take it personally.
Interestingly, the same applies even to a personal criticism too.
#criticism #keepitprofessional #selfawareness