|February 20, 2004|
constructive criticism always helpful?
If it's truly constructive, then yes, I think it is helpful.
Only if it is done in a way that does not put you on the defensive. You need to be responsive to the criticism to have any impact.
No. The spirit
in which it is given can affect the spirit in which it is taken. The recipient
Constructive criticism is only helpful when the person who is receiving it is in a receptive mood.
It depends on the way the criticism is given.
I would not say it is always helpful.
No, some times it just hurts. Remember that saying, If you cannot say anything nice, don't say anything at all.
no, because sometimes it's given to intentionally be spiteful and mean
I don't know. As for me, sometimes I get hypersensitive to criticism and any criticism, constructive or not, upsets me and causes me to brood more over the criticism than the subject I was criticized about.
ultimately, maybe, but at the time, not necessarily so. For example, when
my brother told me I was turning into King Kong Bundy (this was shortly
after my Grandfather and my beloved ex-beagle Sarge passed away...very
close to each other...and I ate because I was depressed. When my brother
said that, it really made me mad...because it came from him...there is
no mortal I worship more than him...within several months, I lost 20+
pounds, and reached my ideal
It is by definition.
No. Sometimes you just want others to participate in your delusions.
is a big word... almost always yes - I can't think of any particular situations
which wouldn't be helpful right now, but I suppose sometimes it is better
just to leave people to figure out for themselves that they're making
a big mistake, so that they can learn from it. Personally
I'm not affraid to ask for constructive criticism, but I would be upset
if I was given ...
Among people of good will in and ideal world, Constructive Criticism is always meant to be helpful and always taken with appreciation. This world is not ideal.