Friday, May 25, 2007

Everyone takes criticism so personally. Even on the professional front. If you tell someone that there's still some scope for improvement (and that's sometimes putting it very mildly), all hell breaks loose...people react in their specific ways...sulking, angry retaliations, defensive answers, etc. Goddammit, it's just your work I'm talking about yaar. Not making some value judgements.

People sometimes forget that there's always a specific clue in criticism as well.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think its also a cultural thing. People in Asia are more sensitive than people in the west.

I am not saying one is better than the other, thats for every individual to judge.

Anonymous said...

If the criticism is targeted for no reason or to prove ur Superiority den ppl take it personally.

Alok said...
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A said...

Anon 1, since I havent lived in west, I cannot comment. But even if I had, I dont know whether I would be able to generalise as you have.

Anon 2, most of the time we take the person who is criticising much more seriously than the actual comment. It helps if you diregard the person completely and look at the criticism objectively.

A said...

*disregard