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Therefore, the important thing when receiving criticism is how we react to it.

1. Check your mindset.

2. Are you trying to please the person?

3. Do you know the person, trust the person, and understand that the person is trying to motivate you? Strangers can also give you great tips.

4. Are they trying to build you or bring tare you down?

5. Are they direct or indirect?

6. Does the criticism help you grow and be a better person?

There is a quote that I have grown to like, "If there is truth or merit in the criticism, try to learn from it. Otherwise, let it roll right off you." - Hillary Rodham Clinton Often, we have a quick, emotional reaction to much-needed or unwanted feedback, which worsens the situation. I have been there! I have to learn to take a deep breath, hear the person out, think before speaking and if it's incorrect feedback, tell that individual thank you and keep it moving. I encourage you to pause for a minute and think if there's anything you can learn from what's being said and if not, say thank you and don't take it to heart, and don't give it another thought. If there is some importance to what's being said, try applying the feedback, and use it to your advantage.

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