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Do You Take Criticism Personally?

Do You Take Criticism Personally?

At the ripe old age of 29, Jessica Alba feels older and wiser. While she admits she used to take critical feedback personally, the actress and mother now appreciates and even enjoys it. She told Elle:

"I'd been so afraid of criticism ever since I was young. Every time I'd get a critique or some redirection, I'd always just take it very personally, but now I have no problem with it. It's just a chance to try things a different way."

Jessica has a great outlook, but sometimes staying positive is easier said than done. When someone criticizes your work or personal life, do you resent it?

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Burkina Burkina 6 years
No. Who gives a fuck what other people think.
amber512 amber512 6 years
While I try to not let it get to me, it usually does. Mostly because the kind I receive is very personal and is not constructive at all.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 6 years
It depends on the criticism. If it's constructive criticism, I can take it fine. In fact, I'm thankful for it. If it's destructive criticism (based in hate and resentment, and nothing good would come out of it), it doesn't sit well with me. In this situation, I would have a bad reaction, and there would be bad consequences between me and that person.
totygoliguez totygoliguez 6 years
I'm a PR major and criticism is a big part of the job.
RoaringSilence RoaringSilence 6 years
Well I am always trying to improve myself, so if someone criticizes me, I do take it to heart and try to learn from it. I only resent it if someone criticizes a well thought out decision of mine.
onlysourcherry onlysourcherry 6 years
Work-no. I would so much rather publish something that is the best it can be rather than being like "I was right." Criticism about my personal life is harder, but I try to take it all in since it will be much easier to correct my flaws now than when I'm older.
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