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Assertiveness

How to Take Criticism Like a Pro


 

I was a very sensitive kid. Even a well-intentioned correction or constructive feedback would propel me into tears and a swell of self-criticism equal to or worse than the criticism of others.

I took things personally. I assumed blame when I wasn’t at fault or the expectations were unreasonable. This took a toll on my self-esteem. I felt inferior. And to make matters worse, I...
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