In what way has your reaction to criticism affected your important relationship recently?

Criticism is…

  1. the expression of disapproval of someone or something based on perceived faults or mistakes.”He received a lot of criticism”
  2. the analysis and judgment of the merits and faults of a literary or artistic work.”alternative methods of criticism supported by well-developed literary theories”

Criticism isn’t necessary and harms personal or professional relationships.

Discussions are productive in every relationship…

Giving clear, concise and direct comments about concerns, feelings and desires is the most effective.

A discussion about issues, actions and requests means you offer a helpful response to someone’s ideas, requests or actons.

We don’t do criticism in our family. We express our beliefs, thoughts, opinions, and feelings with love and kindness. “Love Is Letting Go Of Fear”, Gerald J. Jampolsky

Discussions work well.

Everyone’s beliefs, thoughts and feelings are heard.

Express feelings.

Use specific words that describe exactly how you feel. Instead of saying, “I feel ‘bad.” – find more specific words like afraid, frustrated, angry, upset, sad, worried, or anxious. Remember feelings are often described in one word (happy, excited, sad, angry).


Dorothy M. Neddermeyer, Ph.D. Executive and Business Health Consultant

International Best Selling Author – Conceived  To Lead: Dismantling The Glass Ceiling Mindset

Board Certified Clinical Hypnosis & Time-Line Practitioner 

Published August 12, 2023


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