Are You Too Sensitive To Criticism?

criticism at work
criticism at work

By Alina Dizik


Criticism at work can affect every part of your life, adding stress during work hours and invading your thoughts outside the office. If you don't handle it well, negative feedback from your superiors and colleagues can ultimately derail your career.

You can't prevent being criticized, but controlling your own reaction can turn a negative situation into a positive one, says Alison Green, author of the "Ask a Manager" blog. "People too often take criticism as a personal attack, or as a signal that all the things they've done right aren't being appreciated," Green explains. Not all criticism is bad, and sometimes it can provide feedback that's valuable to your success.